Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen on the Bromantic Power of Two Mr. Darcys

Some viewers will watch Mincemeat Activity, the World War II drama is currently streaming on Netflix, because of its historical espionage components. The film — named for the British deceitful operation it describes — features Strait of Colin and Matthew Macfadyen like real-life men who have carried out a ruse that sounds absurd. Raised by British intelligence officer (and future James Bond creator) Ian Fleming (Johnny Flynn), the operation to deceive Hitler involved planting forged documents on a corpse in Allied uniform.

However, there are others who might be in on the historical drama entirely for a different reason: It features two dashing British actors beloved for portraying Jane Austen’s eternally romantic hero. , Mr. Darcy. Of course, Firth was honored in the 1995 BBC six-part classic Proud and prejudice. (He also played a modernized version of Darcy in Bridget Jones’s Diary film.) Macfadyen, meanwhile, took on the role in 2005 Joe Wright–Reverse adaptive redirection Keira Knightleyby Elizabeth Bennett.

Darcys merge in Mincemeat Activity, Directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Weirdest Marigold Hotel) and based on Ben Macintyrebook of the same name. They also play the two points of a love triangle that also involves a typist do Kelly Macdonald. However, during press conferences, Macdonald pointed out that the production’s “real romance” is taking place off-screen between her male actors. Firth himself confirmed it at the London premiere, when he told a reporter: “Yes, we were literally in love.”

Macfadyen and Firth in Mincemeat activities.By Giles Keyte / Courtesy See-Saw Films and Netflix.

So what ignited the flame of their friendship?

“Stupid small talk,” said Firth Vanity Fair in a Zoom reunited him, in Los Angeles, with Macfadyen in London. “Mostly isn’t it? Tends to wear the same clothes”.

“Yes, appearing in the same clothes,” Macfadyen agreed, dumbfounded. “I would dress like Colin, and vice versa.”

Firth laughed at that image.

“And of course,” Macfadyen continued, “if you spend many years in the business, you accumulate a lot of acquaintances and shared colleagues, and therefore lead to a lot of gossip.”

“Well, we made each other laugh, I think,” suggested Firth.

“It’s true,” Macfadyen confirmed.

“It’s thrilling when you find yourself giggling and you can make a joke, it’s not a very good line, and you [a good response],” said Firth. “Matthew is a pretty easy-going crowd.”

“Perhaps your jokes are better,” Macfadyen admitted.

“Also, we look back at the movie with a bit of nostalgia because there was no COVID yet,” Firth said, explaining that the Darcys formed a fun, maskless gang with Macdonald, Flynn, and Macdonald. and Costar Penelope Wilton while filming. “This is the last thing we do before it all begins.”

Returning to the topic at hand, he said, “Sometimes it’s just an instinctive ease. This is not a blind date. We had a project to do. So I think a lot can be gained by just this joint effort. “

However, do they compare notes while playing Darcy?

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