Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Colin Firth at The Aero
I had a great time last night seeing A Single Man at The Aero in Santa Monica. It really is a fantastic film. Afterward Colin Firth did a Q&A with the somewhat creepy Pete Hammond (that's another story).
Colin was very charming and funny in his very English way. He scandalized the audience by saying he had no great feeling for his portrayal of Mr. Darcy, which I will admit I have never seen. But I do have a general love for all portrayals of Mr. Darcy, he's just a dreamy character.
He talked about another film I've not seen being his breakout in the 80's. The film was called Tumble Down and was about a Falkland Island vet. He said it caused quite a stir in England for it's disdain for their treatment English veterans.
He was very funny talking about how it felt to be nominated for an Oscar saying he was numb, but he was certain he was ecstatic, and he'd let us know in 6 months.
He said the part in A Single Man has really stuck with him, and he still hasn't been able to completely shake it.
Finally, he talked about his up coming film King Speech about George VI. Which co-star Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Which also looks fascinating.