The Royals actress, 51, brought up Grant, 56, when asked which costar she’s stayed in touch with the longest. “We met on a movie 29 years ago and he’s still my best friend today and I still speak to him every day,” she told Us on Friday, September 30. “That was the best costar I’ve ever had, for sure.”
Hurley and the Notting Hill actor met on the set of the 1988 mystery drama Rowing With the Wind and dated for 13 years before their split in 2000. Grant is the godfather of Hurley’s son, Damian, 14, whom she shares with ex Steve Bing.
The actress, meanwhile, is a godparent to one of his daughters. Last year, Grant welcomed his fourth child, a baby girl with Swedish TV producer Anna Eberstein. He and Eberstein are also parents of son John, 4. The Golden Globe–winning star is dad as well to daughter Tabitha, 5, and son Felix, 3, with Chinese actress Tinglan Hong.
“We keep in touch,” Hurley, a global ambassador for Estée Lauder’s breast cancer awareness campaign, added about her former love. “We’re still the go-to person for business questions.”
Hurley had only nice things to say about another one of her famous costars — Mike Myers. The two starred in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and its sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).
“He’s one of the nicest men in the universe. He plays such zany, out-there, big, big characters — but he’s shy,” Hurley said of the 53-year-old actor. “Like a lot of comedians who are out there dazzling and the funniest men you can meet, they are quite nervy in real life in a really charming way.”
For more with Hurley — including the Austin Powers scene she’d like to film again, her favorite onscreen kiss and why it was “awkward” to work with Royals‘ Chace Crawford — watch the video above!
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