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Finally, some good Matthew Rhys news....  
22nd-May-2013 09:00 pm
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.... And I'm glad that Matthew will do something else besides "The Americans". Just a few bits and pieces from an article from Wales on line, for which I would love to give the link but it seems to be off the air right now.

Hollywood star Matthew Rhys has faced the biggest dilemma of his career – playing Mr Darcy or following the British and Irish Lions..... However, he won’t be appearing in a remake of Pride And Prejudice – instead Mr Darcy features in Death Comes To Pemberley, which revisits the characters five years on from Austen’s novel.... Death Comes To Pemberley is the jewel in the BBC’s 2013 Christmas schedule....

“The thought of playing Mr Darcy is getting to me slightly as it’s such an iconic role,” admitted Rhys, whose previous costume dramas include Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

As he waits for filming to start, he will read Pride And Prejudice but he won’t be watching the 1995 TV mini-series in which Firth famously emerges from a pond in soaking wet clothing.

“There shouldn’t be too many comparisons with Colin Firth as he’s a different Darcy – the one I’ll be playing has now mellowed and has kids.”

All I can say is, Mr Rhys as Mr Darcy.... I can live with that. :) It certainly will be different from The Americans and I hope it will be more interesting to watch as well.  
23rd-May-2013 09:51 am (UTC)
I think I would like to see that pond scene re-created with Mr Rhys... Just for fun, you know. Nothing else.
23rd-May-2013 10:06 am (UTC)
Mhmm, I wouldn't mind that either, but perhaps that would make too much
comparison to Colin Firth... Perhaps he could get wet and/or everything else in another place? Fall in the bath-tub? Getting caught in the rain? ....
23rd-May-2013 11:05 am (UTC)
Oh, I know! They can hire me as an extra and I will gladly hose him down Just For Fun. What do you think he should be wearing? And I'll make sure the water isn't too cold. ;-)
23rd-May-2013 11:54 am (UTC)
What he'd wear? I'm the worst person to ask, because in my mind he's not allowed to wear anything that much. And as for the cold water... I'm sure there are ways to warm him up afterwards. ;)
23rd-May-2013 12:01 pm (UTC)
Well, I am counting on the fact that he won't want to wonder around in wet clothes for too long. Especially not in the chilly Yorkshire countryside. Warm-up exercises in front of an open fire? And when I say 'exercises' I mean...erm, yoga...of course. Did they do yoga in the 19th C?
23rd-May-2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Mr Darcy will invent the English way to do yoga. He's a clever guy. Just put him in the righ position and let the warm up begin. :P
23rd-May-2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
Oh. You have no idea what mental images just flashed through my mind. o_0

23rd-May-2013 12:24 pm (UTC)
Well, it was getting HOT in here and I had to open a window, but... I'm pretty sure that Mr Darcy will quickly be hot and satisfied warm again. ;)
23rd-May-2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
Why does everything have to happen so quickly...? Whatever happened to taking it nice and slow, to fully appreciate the power of yoga?
23rd-May-2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
Men! They're always done in seconds! :S
27th-May-2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
It isn't my thing but I'm glad Matthew is doing something British and for the Christmas period as well. It's a big thing in the UK and if he can't guest star in the Xmas specials for either Doctor Who or Downton Abbey, this is good as well, right?

BTW, I'll be talking about The Americans as it starts in Ireland on Thursday, so check my tweets around then.
29th-May-2013 08:45 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't have mind seeing him in either Doctor Who or Downton Abbey either, but I'm glad that he's doing a period piece again. It suits him and it's different from 'The Americans'.
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