Colin Firth Says Filming The King`s Speech Was A Physical Battle
Hollywood icon Colin Firth who portrays the role of King George VI in his new movie The King`s Speech revealed that it was a difficult task to play the role of a stammering monarch.
Firth admitted that the movie gave him one of the most difficult times of his life as he faced headaches and trapped nerves. The actor also added that at one point while filming for the flick he found himself in the middle of a physical battle.
"Some part of you goes there. I try to play it as the character would be experiencing it, which is to try not to do it. The sheer physical effort that requires had an effect on my whole body, and while shooting `The King`s Speech` I suffered from headaches," he said.
"Playing the role would put my left arm to sleep. I must have been tensing, particularly if I had long speeches. I must have been locking someone, pinching a nerve, because I couldn`t use it properly. It was a semi-paralysis that would last for three or four days. So I found myself in a physical battle," he added.
The 50-year old actor maintained that even after wrapping up the flick, he still sometimes feels that he is stammering.
"Even now I find myself stammering. Every time I talk about it, I am in danger of losing my flow," he said.
The King's Speech is a British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper. The film won the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award.