The ‘Mamma Mia!’ Cast Disagrees on Just How Comfy Colin Firth Was in Those Outfits

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“I have to confess, it’s always been my dream to put stuff like that on,” Colin Firth told us about his sparkly Lycra costumes at last night's Mamma Mia! premiere. “Actors basically are drag queens. That’s why we do what we do. People will tell you it’s because they want to heal mankind or, you know, explore the nature of the human psyche, but basically we just want to put on a frock and dance.” His co-star Amanda Seyfried, though, remembers it differently. "Colin was definitely the most uncomfortable in that outfit. He was so nervous!"

Firth agrees with his castmates, though, about how he felt about his singing. "Colin looked like a depressed meerkat for the first couple of weeks of rehearsing," Dominic Cooper said. And when we asked Firth if he was excited to see himself sing onscreen, he was horrified. “That’s for you to have to go through,” he replied. —Bennett Marcus