Hugh, Sandra Have Fun, Nothing More
01/31/2003 AT 01:00 PM EST
The BBC reports that about 2,000 fans withstood freezing weather to catch a glimpse of the well-scrubbed pair, with Grant, 42, hugging Bullock, 38, and the actress even pinching her costar's behind on the red carpet. The two made a point of publicly flirting and playing up all the speculation over the nature of their relationship.
When photographers asked Grant to kiss Bullock, she made a face before reluctantly offering her cheek.
He said, in his signature, mildly sarcastic self-deprecating manner, that he would love to work with her again, "but, alas, I don't think she feels the same."
He then uttered the requisite line heard at every movie premiere: "I have never had so much fun making a film before."
During production of the movie, reps for both Grant and Bullock denied that there was an off-screen romance between the costars.