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Hugh Grant Puts Shuttle Astronauts on the Spot
While promoting his new movie 'Mickey Blue Eyes' on the Tonight Show on 16 August, British film star Hugh Grant turned the show on its head when he raised a question aout UFOs.
This was aimed at two other guests, Space Shuttle astronauts Eileen Collins, commander of STS-93, and mission specialist Dr Catherine Coleman.
The moment came at the end of the show. Grant, who was not even on camera at the time, asked presenter Leno if he could pose a question to the two women.
The camera shifted to bring Grant into frame, whereupon he said, "You're both professional astronauts - are there UFOs?"
The studio audience tittered, perhaps thinking Grant was making a joke. But the look on his face suggested he was deadly serious and wanted a real answer.
Both astronauts looked at him and smiled, but didn't say a word. After a few seconds of pained silence, Grant looked at Leno and said, "See, they know but they can't talk about it." With that, Leno quickly brought the show to a close.
Credit: CNI News & Steve LaMonica
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
In 1999 who was thinking about UFOs?
Originally posted by Whisper67
Hey OP - nice find! An interesting follow up would be to see if it was soon after this that Hugh got himself in all that trouble with the escorts; thus discrediting any comments he may have made and certainly moving the spotlight.
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