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Hugh Grant wasn't a fan of ~that~ dancing scene in 'Love Actually'

It's not for the reason you might think...

By Angelique Thompson

Watching Hugh Grant as the British Prime Minister dance through 10 Downing Street in Love Actually is unquestionably one of the most memorable scenes in the iconic film. In fact, we could watch Grant bust out some moves to the song 'Jump (For My Love)' over and over again — it also makes great relatable meme material.

Even though this scene has brought joy to millions of people around the world, Grant actually didn't get the concept of it at all. In an interview with PeopleTV, the 57 year old confessed that he didn't think it made sense from a logic perspective.

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"Well I could see that it might work," Grant told People TV. "Although I never understood it technically. I kept saying to Richard [Curtis, the film's director], 'Okay, look. I've got the radio in my room. My bedroom. And I'm dancing, fine. But then I started dancing through the whole of 10 Downing Street, where's the music coming from? How does it cut off at the end?'"

Turns out, Grant does have a point. How does the music travel from one room to another? Is the PM's residence equipped with surround sound? How did it suddenly stop when he realised he was being watched?

The film's director, Richard Curtis, wasn't fazed by these questions though, telling Grant "It'll work. It's the film world."

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Well, 14 years later we can confidently say that it did work. All these years we've never stopped to wonder where the music came from, or how it stopped…

However, that wasn't the main concern on Grant's mind. "But that was a minor consideration," Grant continued. "The major consideration was just the idea of me having to freak out without a drink inside me."

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We're super glad Grant got over it eventually, because the scene was an imperative moment in the romantic comedy — even if it didn't make sense.