Pemberley (Lyme Park, Cheshire)

Pemberley (Lyme Park, Cheshire)
Oh, to be in England...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bridget Jones Interviews Colin Firth

Bridget Jones interviews Colin Firth (not Mark Darcy) in the DVD extras
I was reminded of this today when I left a comment on Laurel Ann's Blog Austenprose using the phrase "sporing your own gender".  Also, in this award season, during which we are seeing Colin Firth interviewed so many times, I thought it only fitting to post the original best? worst? (funniest anyway) of them all.  Go Bridget!  When I read this scene in the book "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" I laughed out loud.  Obviously, they couldn't put this scene into the film, as Colin Firth was playing Mark Darcy and so couldn't appear as himself, but in the DVD extras I think that Renee and Colin did full justice to the written word.

I do love that they didn't catch the mistake of her saying Mark Darcy instead of Mr. Darcy and her smelling her hand at the end is just priceless.  Well, I hope you enjoyed that, even though I'm sure most of you have seen that before.  I sure got my laugh for the day.

N.B. Just found out that not only are they planning a sequel to Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones 3?) they are also contemplating a musical adaptation of the franchise starring Sheridan Smith (Cinderella Doe from Larkrise to Candleford) and music by Lily Allen, with the director and choreographer from Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry and Peter Darling).  The film sequel is slated for 2011 but the musical is not likely to appear until 2012.  Well how about that?


  1. Gotta love that Bridget Jones! Imagine how crazy she'd be going during the current awards season, with all of the opportunities to interview Colin Firth ... and just how many times will he have to endure similar Bridget Jones-ish interviews from the various vacuous members of the "entertainment press". He could turn it into a drinking game, and take a shot for every time the character of Mr. Darcy (or the wet shirt scene) are mentioned by an interviewer! Good thing his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is in front of a pub! LOL! Love, Big Sister

  2. Yes, just imagine if he were interviewed by Hugh Grant's character from Notting Hill..."Horse and Hound here...just wondering about the horse you were riding in Pride and know that scene where you dismount, and then remove most of your clothes...and then jump into the water and get your shirt wet? Was the horse alarmed at being able to see your nipples?"
    Great minds think alike sis! Cheers!

  3. I hope Colin is in the next Bridget Jones movie! LOL! I love your comments about the horse!! Too funny!

  4. That interview is hilarious! I love the DVD version of "Edge Of Reason." I saw on E!, a while back, that they were making a third movie, where Mark and Bridget were having a baby. I'm looking forward to the movie even though it wasn't based on a third book. When I couldn't read a third installment, I read "Olivia Joules"- a very fun read!

  5. Love it! This was one of my favorite scenes in that book and I had somehow never seen this in the special features on the DVD. Thanks for the laugh!

  6. Glad you liked it Julia! As soon as I read this scene in the book, I wondered how they were going to do it in the film, as Colin Firth couldn't play himself and Mark Darcy too. Very smart to include it in the extras.
    I bet Colin Firth is thinking of this interview with Bridget during his current round of press for The King's Speech. Let's hope none of the interviewers get it this wrong. Although that would be very funny...




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