Meetings were held, nobody knew how to get around the problem, and Firth was eventually just told to jump in fully clothed. The media didn't know it at the time, but Firth fell into a real-life relationship with co-star Jennifer Ehle during Pride and Prejudice.
It wasn't to last, though, and it was actually on the set of another period drama, Nostromo, that he met his future wife.
Rupert Everett was impressed by Firth and invited him to co-star with him in the movie version.
It was a big break for Colin, but the two leading men apparently didn't get on at all (!
She studied theater at Stephens College in Missouri.
She played a supporting role in the 1994 film The Getaway starring Alec Baldwin.
) Everett was put off by Firth's perpetual seriousness, dubbing him a "ghastly redbrick socialist", while Firth thought Everett was pretentious and "excessively sophisticated".
That said, the two men patched things up years later, and even starred in the film of The Importance of Being Earnest together.
But then, one day, I was so tired of cooking and eating the same things over and over, I asked my husband if he would mind preparing a dinner for the family twice a month. We had only been dating for a year and a half, living together for a year. He’d also purchased a snazzy red-and-white striped chef’s apron—which he promptly donned¾ as well as matching potholders. Got everything under control,” he said, wiping the sweat off his brow, whizzing around the kitchen, chopping and dicing, one tiny little carrot at a time. ”“Okay,” I replied, but I could tell by the looks of things that five o’clock was a pipe dream. ” David asked, going straight to the root of the worry.“I don’t know,” I said, “but he’s trying his best and has been cooking since two this afternoon. “I just, I’m a little tired of my cooking, and I thought it would be nice¾”“Is he a good cook? I might be able to stomach it again, with generous gulps of water, but the boys, I couldn’t do that to them. Then, he hopped in his car and raced to the store, recipes in hand. When he returned he dragged in bags filled to the brim with all the ingredients he required. But they really loved Don, and I knew they wouldn’t let me down. He went online and found a plethora of fancy recipes, determined to wow me with his skill and expertise. So, even if you don’t like it, be nice.”“Okay,” the boys said, looking serious, as if I had asked them to walk barefoot across hot coals. And things had gone from bad to worse, for now the house was filled with the smell of fish. After enrolling on an acting course, Firth finally started making a name for himself and eventually came to the attention of casting agents with a brilliant turn as Hamlet.