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
- Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' has finally arrived
- Jonah Hill to host 'Saturday Night Live'
- Interracial marriage drama 'Loving' acquired by Focus Features
- Lady Gaga is getting her own 'Monster High' doll
- Melissa McCarthy hosts 'SNL': Talk about it here
- Chiwetel Ejiofor says he'll never forgive Mark from 'Love Actually'
- Hear Disney princesses sing in their original languages