In the Public Eye

NY Premiere of The Importance of Being Earnest
13 May 2002

Colin Firth and wife Livia arrive at the Paris Theater in New York for the premiere of The Importance of Being Earnest. Also attending from the cast were Reese Witherspoon and Frances O'Connor and director Oliver Parker.

Interviewed by the press, Firth said his role had been very different from other costume dramas he had starred in. "There's nothing like taking something that has an over-revered quality to it and realising that all it is is fun," he said.

He told Cindy Adams that he's finally beginning to get recognized. "It's just sort of starting to happen a bit. Mostly what takes place is, when I walk along the streets in New York, just as I go past, one person will elbow his friend with, 'Look, there's . . . oh, you know . . . it's . . . whatsisname.'"

Oliver Parker, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor and Reese Witherspoon

Following the screening, guests partied at the Hudson Hotel.

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Bafta/LA Screening of The Importance of Being Earnest
6 May 2002

Firth, in town to promote "The Importance of Being Earnest," had come to the Bafta/LA screening of the movie at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.

At the Q&A, one woman in the audience asked how Firth felt about a couple of fantasy scenes in the movie. "Did I really participate in any of the fantasies?" asked Firth. Exclaimed the woman, "You did in mine."

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