Colin Firth Nearly Turned Down 'A Single Man' Role


Colin Firth


Colin Firth says he is grateful he was able to take the role in 'A Single Man' since he previously refused the offer due to scheduling conflicts.

Colin Firth nearly missed out on his critically-acclaimed role in new movie "A Single Man", because he initially turned the job down due to scheduling conflicts. The British actor was Tom Ford's first choice to play a gay college professor in the fashion mogul's directorial debut, but he was already committed to shooting Oscar Wilde adaptation "Dorian Gray" when the movie was due to enter production.

Ford was devastated to learn Firth wouldn't be available for the film, and recast the role. But he was delighted when his movie shoot was delayed, meaning Firth was able to join the project after all. He says, "When we were first supposed to be shooting, he was tied up making 'Dorian Gray'."

"I remember talking to him at the 'Mama Mia!' premiere. It was so frustrating, because I'd had to cast another actor, and here I was talking to my first choice. I got in the car afterwards and I just said, 'F**k, f**k, f**k. Goddammit.' Then our shoot got pushed back, Colin became available and things magically came together."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Spotted on Rare Outing With Their Kids
  2. Does Sebastian Stan Tease His Return as Winter Soldier in 'Avengers: Infinity War'?
  3. Sasheer Zamata Quits 'SNL' After Four Seasons
  4. Mariah Carey Flashes Skimpy Thong at Dinner With Twins Moroccan and Monroe
  5. 'Titanic' Director Is Sued by the 'Real' Jack Dawson
  6. Angelina Jolie Is Ready to Move Into New $25M Mansion After Brad Pitt Split
  7. Russell Wilson Calls Himself 'Papa' in Sweet Birthday Message for Ciara's Son Future Jr.
  8. Stone-Faced Kanye West Steps Out for Dinner Without Kim Kardashian Amid Split Rumors
  9. Jennifer Lawrence Flashes Nipples and Thong in Sheer Dress
  10. 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel 'Here We Go Again!' Is in the Works

CELEBS PHOTO