For those of you that follow our Facebook page, I think it’s quite apparent we have a passion for pretty people. While there are far more pictures readily available of women in our chosen universe of delight, we firmly believe in equal opportunity objectification.
This last Mother’s Day I engaged in an annual tradition of watching six hours of A&E’s Pride and Prejudice. During a favorite scene of mine, my son asked me if Colin Firth gets wet in every movie he makes. The answer is no, however over the course of four separate decades, Mr. Firth has immersed himself fully clothed in several various bodies of water.
Strictly for academic purposes, let’s review a few of the dripping wet scenes within Colin’s acting portfolio.
1) Valmont (1989)
This romantic drama based on the novel Dangerous Liaisons is filled with intrigue and seduction. Valmont (Firth) attempts to persuade Madame de Tourvel (Meg Tilly) he’s drowning and needs her to rescue him. She wasn’t buying it, but I sure was.
2) Pride and Prejudice (1995)
The most infamous of Firth’s dousings. Upon arriving to his estate, Pemberley, Mr. Darcy (Firth) takes a moment to dive into a lake and cool his burning passion for Elizabeth (Jennifer Ehle). A little less formally attired, Darcy bumps in to Elizabeth who is barely able to keep her countenance or her eyes from wandering. He’s more than tolerable and plenty enough to tempt me!
Enjoying this particular display of soaking wet Firth over the years used to be a secret pleasure, until we were all exposed by Helen Fielding when she published The Diary of Bridget Jones. The scene is mentioned several times in the books.
3) Love, Actually (2003)
Another notable dousing. Thriller novelist Jamie (Firth) falls swimmingly in love with his Portuguese housekeeper, Aurelia (Lucia Moniz), who cannot speak English. While lifting an empty coffee mug to clean up Jamie’s desk, Aurelia inadvertently allows the wind to blow Jamie’s freshly typed novel into the lake where she dives in to save the pages. Thankfully for us, Jamie follows too. We love you Uncle Jamie.
4) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
How could the creative team improve upon the epic fight scene between Mark Darcy (Firth) and Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant)? Get them wet of course! Epic fight scene in a fountain. Look for it in the video montage below.
5) Mamma Mia! (2008)
The highest grossing British film of all time. I’m sure Colin and a wet shirt had a little something to do with that. Anytime you wanna go on spontaneous holiday, Colin, I’m ready and willing.
6) A Single Man (2009)
The ultimate prize. In the opening sequence, Colin Firth’s naked body appears in a swirl of water symbolizing the grief and vulnerability he’s feeling over the loss of his lover. Awwwwwww, pumpkin. Come here and let me cheer you up sweetie. Together we can pray the gay away. 😉
“I’m fine. I’m English. We like to be cold and wet.” George Falconer (Firth). We can definitely get you wet Mr. Firth, but I doubt you’ll be cold.
Mr. Firth, if you do me the great honor of reading this blog posting, may I be so bold as to ask you to retweet it? Be assured had I ever learnt to be your leading lady, I would have been a true proficient.
And now, for the ultimate Wet Firth video montage.
Much love from Mayzie. XXXOOO