I’m shortsighted, so I couldn’t see Keira and the director was waving his red jacket, screaming, ‘Left! Turn left.’ The audience is weeping for Darcy and I’m actually looking at a North Face puffer. (x)
As for the critics, he (Matthew Rhys) realises that they will be all too keen to compare his Mr Darcy with the one played by Firth.
“The comparisons will be inevitable. Look at Matthew MacFadyen,” he says, reminding me that the Spooks star also stepped into Darcy’s breeches in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice film. “Matthew was great and stood up with his own Darcy.”
I do like period dramas. Especially if they’re good stories. It’s more the story than the period that matters. I guess if you kept doing them you might find yourself saying, “Oh, not again.” Some actresses must think, “Not another bonnet!” You could get into a rut.
Did you bond with the other Musketeers? We trained every day together. I class Ray [Stevenson] and Matthew [Macfadyen] as the brothers I never had now. They’re fantastic guys - I hope we get to do a sequel. — Luke Evans (x)