In 1994, Colin Firth appeared in the Jane Austen movie adaptation of Pride And Prejudice. Even now, people still associate the actor with the role of Mr. Darcy. I loved him in that role and I loved him as Mr. Darcy in Bridget Jones Diary. Still, he says that he felt no ownership over the Mr. Darcy title.
“I’ve never owned it,” Firth told host Ricky Camilleri. “It was a job that ran from May to September. I walked off the set and that’s my only relationship with it.”
Seven years after his first Darcy incarnation, “Bridget Jones’ Diary” — based on Helen Fielding’s book of the same name — was a smash hit, further entrenching Firth into Darcy lore. A sequel, “Bridget Jones’ Diary: The Edge of Reason,” debuted in 2004.
“It was Helen Fielding who decided to do something very smart and it was a kind of a popular cultural reference point and make use of it,” Firth said. “I thought it would actually be quite a successful film and a way to have a bit of fun with something I’d already done. I’d never played out a bit of self-referential popular culture mischief before.”
Are you a fan of Colin Firth? If so, what’s your favorite role that he’s taken on?? I’m a huge fan and my favorite is between either of the Mr. Darcy roles or his role in The King’s Speech.
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