For the first time Colin Firth was trying on the image of Mr. Darcy is conceited and self-confident gentleman – in the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and prejudice” in 1995. But few know that the actor could not get in a mini-series because of their red hair.
Yes, brown Mr Darcy was red-haired in real life, and his natural hair color, according to the producers of the film would make the image not only unserious, but funny.
Before Firth delivered an ultimatum: either he dyes his hair a dark color, or the role given to another. Fortunately, Colin decided on a change of image, and this role was one of the most important in his film career.
Script writer Andrew Davies to adapt the novel Austen, admitted that he had doubts about Colin.
“Firth was dark curls, which had to have a lyrical character, but producer sue Birtwistle support the candidacy of Colin and insisted on it. Sue was sure that he will cope with the role of Mr. Darcy. We told him that he needs to change the hair color. Judging by the fact that red we never saw him again, Colin himself likes to be brown,” said Andrew.