The film set or the theatre rehearsal is a wonderfully, sobering, and refreshing practical place to be, where you’re just back to doing what you set out to do. The reason you went to drama school, the reason you did school plays is just because you like it. You like the collaboration, you like telling stories, you like trying to nail a role. Even the research that goes with it. Having never been to university, that scratches that itch. I’m reading stuff, I’m finding out about things, even dipping my toe in learning skills that I’ve never would’ve tried. That’s the thrill of it. There’s an eagerness to get back to that place, it feels like my natural habitat.
Happy Birthday, Colin Firth (September 10, 1960)