Hugh Grant is set to quit acting after being crippled by stage fright. The "Notting Hill" actor has started suffering from panic attacks whenever he goes in front of the camera and is considering changing his career.
He told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "I like everything about filming except the acting. I'm wonderful in rehearsals, but I have never been very good when they actually switch the cameras on."
"In recent years I've had really bad attacks where I totally froze up. I thought, 'Well, if I am going to get stage fright, then I am packing it in.'"
Hugh also revealed starring in comedies makes him "particularly nervous."
This isn't the first time the 48-year-old British star has threatened to quit Hollywood.
After appearing in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" in 2004, he claimed he was "semi-retired" - but went on to star in "American Dreamz" and "Music and Lyrics."
Hugh accepts people will be skeptical about his vow to quit acting, adding: "I realize how ridiculous that makes me look."
Despite his increasing dislike for the filmmaking process, Hugh can next be seen starring alongside Sarah Jessica Parker in "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"
Hugh filmed scenes for the romantic comedy in New Mexico and developed an interest in country music during his time there.
He explained: "I'm horrifying all my chic London friends. The only one I'm allowed to listen to is Johnny Cash."
"Apparently, he's OK. But I like hillbilly - beat that for uncool!"