This guy — he is just physically incapable of turning off the charm. At the Venice premiere of his new movie, an adaptation of John le Carre's spy novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the sometime neuroscientist told reporters that he had no worries about the public's willingness and/or ability to commit to the thriller's somewhat slow, intricate plot:
"I do think there is a tendency to underestimate audiences, I do think there is an appetite to be stretched. I do think people want to hear language at its best on the screen. I'm optimistic about it having an enormous audience."
Everyone: Colin Firth thinks you're smart, which likely means he is not not in love with you. What's the best way to move this situation forward? Buy a ticket to his complicated movie. [Guardian UK]