Colin Firth's Rotten Cabbage Fears22 October 2010
Colin Firth is concerned he will have ''rotten cabbages'' thrown at him if he doesn't win an award for his performance as King George VI in 'The King's Speech'.
Colin Firth's Rotten Cabbage Fears
Colin Firth is worried he will get "rotten cabbages" thrown at him.
The actor - whose new movie 'The King's Speech' has led to suggestions he may get an Oscar nomination next year - is "gratified" people think his performance as Britain's King George VI is award-worthy, but fears he could be pelted if it doesn't go to plan.
Discussing the possibility of an award for the part, Colin told BANG Showbiz: "I don't know what's going to happen next year. The fact that people are talking positively is a sign of how people are taking it, which is incredibly gratifying. This certainly wasn't a walk in the park.
"I mean that has happened to me many, many, many times and you just get a lot of rotten cabbages thrown at you. You know, people don't owe you Gratitude because you tried very hard."
The 50-year-old actor also reveals he has learnt a lot about stammering throughout his career, and has discovered all sufferers feel differently about the speech disorder - meaning he could not just "pull it out of the drawer" to play the famously stuttering monarch.
He added: "It's the third time I've played somebody with a stammer, and what's interesting is you can't just pull out your stammer from a drawer. And that was an education for me because I thought perhaps I could. Little did I know!
"It's not the same to everybody, it won't feel the same. What you are doing every time, what you are really playing is, how not to stammer. And so at different times in my life I have."