Hugh Bonneville wanted to “kill” his big sister and even started digging a grave for her.
The ‘Downton Abbey’ star admitted he was tired of his sister Claire picking on him in their home when they were children, with her ‘useless’ behavior of kicking him under the table and sticking his tongue out at her, so he told his mother he wanted to get rid of her, but she didn’t take his threats very seriously.
Speaking on ‘The One Show’, Hugh, 59, said: “Anyone who’s had a big sister realizes at some point they have to die or be killed. I think I was seven or eight years Claire really pissed me off.
“So at one point I said to my mom, ‘I’m going to kill my sister,’ and she said, ‘All right, honey, dinner’s at six.
“I said, ‘No, no, you have to understand. I’m going to go dig a grave now. She said, ‘Okay, it’s breaded fish. Is it okay?
“So I walked and unfortunately the ground in Blackheath, south-east London, was a bit hard, but I managed to dig around 10cm.”
The 59-year-old actor is glad he didn’t go through with his plan and Claire is still “alive and healthy.”
He added, “Anyway, I’m happy to say I didn’t go all the way and I love my sister very much.”
Meanwhile, the ‘Paddington’ actor has previously insisted that Harvey Weinstein’s films shouldn’t be ignored in the wake of his imprisonment as the producer has created ‘memorable art’.
He said: “I think there’s a debate going on right now about cancel culture – that all Harvey Weinstein movies should be burned or something.
“But in reality, the art he produced is memorable in our contemporary culture.
“So I think there is definitely a discussion to be had, that we have to make sense of things without condoning his crimes.