ACTOR Hugh Grant has been involved in a bizarre bust up with a lawyer after she inadvertently filmed him during a rubbish expose.
Four Weddings star Grant, 57, was on holiday with his wife Anna Eberstein, 39, celebrating a belated first year wedding anniversary, when he angrily lost his rag thinking she was a paparazzo.
Video posted online shows him snatching a cell phone from Luisa Melara the chief of Rome council’s rubbish collection outfit AMA.
She had been secretly filming a restaurant worker as he illegally dumped rubbish in a side street in a breach of council guidelines when Hugh and Anna strayed into the filming.
An irate Grant can be heard saying: ”Don’t put your foot out in front of my wife,” before the filming suddenly ends with muffled talking.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Luisa said: ”I was simply trying to keep them out of the video I was filming. I didn’t recognise him as Hugh Grant at first but then I did. He was very impolite and I told him so.
”There was no need for him to react as he did. I was trying to film the restaurant worker illegally putting rubbish out when they came into view.
”I put my foot out to warn her that I was filming and that I wanted her to stay out of shot. That’s when they reacted and Hugh snatched my phone out of my hand.
”I immediately snatched it back and he said I was very impolite and I said no you are very impolite. I tried to explain what we were doing but I don’t think he grasped what we were doing.”
A source close to Luisa said: ”Hugh was very angry and it looked as if he was annoyed at being filmed as well. I think he thought they were trying to take pictures of him.”
Anna is a TV producer and retail director from Sweden and the couple have three children together.
They swapped vows in a low-key ceremony on Thursday at Chelsea register office near their £10million West London home in May last year.
The Sun has contacted Grant’s representatives but is awaiting a response.
But he has tweeted about the incident.
He said: “Sigh. Never remotely thought this person was a pap.
“Or trying to film me or wife. Paps don’t have cell phones. And phone was not pointing at us.
“But she did stick her foot out very rudely in front of my wife who was passing in front of camera.I objected.”
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