I can't claim to be a Colin Firth fan from the beginning. I first saw him as the messed up baddie in 'Circle of Friends' and then missed out on his role in 'Pride and Prejudice' (it's called no-telly-in-boarding-school, fyi). No love lost for Mr. Firth.
But, then I fell in love with 'The English Patient'. My friend Rhoda and I were riveted. We discussed the film from all angles and, I think, saw it about 8 times in the cinema between us. I know she tried to convince me of the Firth-love back then, but I just couldn't get on board. It was Ralph Fiennes all the way. I'm such a sucker for a tragic hero. Yet, even then, I had to give it to Colin...he was very sympathetic. He played the uxorious, cuckolded husband to perfection and his part of the movie made the romantic tension between the leads work.
But, after that, I sort of lost touch as it were with him. (It sounds like I just lost his number or something. Sure.) I've not even had a chance to see his most recent work, 'A Single Man'. But, I did see an interview recently where he spoke about learning Italian and using it on his in-laws. Hilarious, but also a 'huh?' moment.
Sure enough, he's married to a beautiful woman. Unsurprising. That's to be expected, or at least, if not expected, it's regular.
But, she's smart and funny...and pertinent to my interests, she's green.
Apparently, she's currently on a challenge to 'green' her appearances on the red carpet. She's blogging about it on Vogue.com. I was reading through the recent entries and couldn't help but smile at the photos on this entry
. The one of the both of them on their mobiles cracks me up.
Firth may never topple Fiennes in my nostalgic mind, but his speech last night about 'not answering emails until after one's had the refrigerator fixed' definitely moves him up a notch. Funny, sir. Very funny.I'm now wondering how it would change fashion if all celebrities opted for green or sustainable dresses on the red carpet.