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Hugh Grant Is 'Delighted' When He's Not Acting

13 February 2015 3:46 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Hugh Grant, king of romantic comedies, is back on the big screen this weekend for another round of love and laughs in The Rewrite.

The British star's role in the new rom-com is his first movie since 2012, and that’s no accident.

"I've always been half running away from show business and I'm delighted when I'm not doing any acting," says Grant.

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Instead of leading ladies, Grant’s been pursuing other interests. He was inspired to become more active in politics after the 2011 News of the World phone-hacking scandal and has been working on a political campaign that he calls his "full-time job."

Grant plays a teacher in The Rewrite, and the actor admits he's also considered education as a secondary career.

"I've done tiny bits of teaching in my life and I like it," says Grant. "My mom was a teacher and I've seen that it's strangely fulfilling »

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