However, that discussion led to an almighty – and hilarious – mix-up, with one person thinking that the British actor was, infact, former UK prime minister Tony Blair.
It all started when a tweet praising Grant as David the PM went viral, with Twitter user Sophie (@Soph1efazz) tweeting an image of Grant outside Number 10 with the caption: “He would’ve never treated us like this.” The tweet garnered nearly 90,000 likes (now THAT’s a mandate).
While most of us recognise that the image is in fact Grant pretending to be a prime minister in the film, one person called Natalia (@NataliaAlGhoul) replied to the viral tweet by writing “Iraq says hi” – appearing to refer to the Iraq War, which began in 2003 under Blair’s leadership.
This hilarious mix-up captured many people’s attention, and user Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) screenshotted the interaction and shared it for everyone to see. The tweet quickly went viral with nearly 30,000 likes.
She even took the time to direct an apology to Grant for accusing him of invading Iraq. “Sorry for saying you invaded Iraq. I thought the photo was Tony Blair,” she wrote. Grant is yet t reply to her apology tweet.
Sorry for saying you invaded Iraq. I thought the photo was tony blair 😂😭 https://t.co/xW5lpUEEDR