Another adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1813 staple, Pride and Prejudice? We don’t know what could possibly top Colin Firth in a wet puffy shirt in the 1995 BBC miniseries, but let’s give Keira Knightley a chance to explain. ”It’s a hell of a lot scruffier,” says the actress of this version, directed by British TV vet Joe Wright. ”The costumes look very homemade…and the Bennett house is an absolute pit most of the time.” But a hot leading man was nonnegotiable. ”There are very few manly men on the big screen today — we sort of get these pretty, androgynous types,” says Knightley. ”But it’s so romantic to have someone the size of a real guy — that’s what Matthew [MacFadyen] is.” Mr. Firth, it sounds like the gauntlet has been thrown.
(PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Alex Bailey)
Posted August 11 2005 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Hillary Clinton talks 'SNL' impressions
- Miss USA pageant names new hosts
- Rosie Perez leaving 'The View'
- Jeff Goldblum and wife welcome first son on the only possible day
- Katy Perry's Left Shark returns for Shark Week
- Joni Mitchell's attorney recomments permanent conservator
- Amanda Peterson's mom reflects
- They look like THAT now? See some of the latest child stars all grown up
- Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike XXL' leads our quip picks
- Reel-to-real couples: 12 relationships on-screen and off
- 'Back to the Future' turns 30: See the cast, then and now
- 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': 6 EW exclusive photos
- Khloé Kardashian, Paul Rudd, Taylor Swift & More!