Movie star Hugh Grant's desperate quest to land a role in popular British
TV soap Eastenders has been rebuffed by the show's bosses, who claim he's too
The Notting Hill hunk believes he possesses the perfect credentials to
become the show's new villain, but regrets Eastenders chiefs are refusing to
sign him because he's an established cinema star.
However, when Grant demanded to know why he's being rejected when veteran
movie stars like Barbara Windsor and HONOR BLACKMAN - who appear in Eastenders
and rival soap Coronation Street respectively - have made the transition to the
screen, producers promised to reconsider their decision.
He says, "I've appeared in Hollywood blockbusters but my ambition is to
walk into (Eastenders pub) THE QUEEN VIC and order a pint.
"I'd love to be cast as a ladies' man who beds all the female
"One TV boss said I was too famous, but when I pointed out Barbara Windsor
in Eastenders and that Honor Blackman was joining Coronation Street, he said
he'd get back to me."