Mar 15 2011 8:19am

For The Love Of . . . Colin Firth?

Who put the vampire in my Colin Firth?

For some of you, Firth is your Reese's peanut butter cup, your ne plus ultra of delicious, savory goodness. So the news that Mr. Darcy—for many, the only Mr. Darcy—is rumored to play a vampire in the upcoming film Stoker might be somewhat of a shock.

But wait. Not only that, the rumors also have it that he's set to appear opposite Nicole Kidman and Jane Eyre's Mia Wasikowska in the first English language film directed by an up-and-coming South Korean director.

So. Much. To. Digest.

But the takeaway, for us, is that at last those of us who love both historical and paranormal romance can have our two obsessions united on one screen, while the folks on either side of the fence might have to walk across the lawn and shake hands with each other.

So how do you think Mr. Darcy will do playing a vampire?

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Myretta Robens
1. Myretta
Oh my goodness! Does this mean I'm going to have to see a Vampire Movie? Or maybe it means I'm not going to see a Colin Firth movie. Only time will tell.
K.M. Jackson
2. kwanawrites
I think I may like this. I want to see Colin get all rough and bitey. TMI?
Cheryl Sneed
3. CherylSneed
Oh, I'm so distraught. I mean, Yea Colin, you go, Mr Oscar Winner and land those prestigious roles and all that but, a vampire? I can't, I can't, I can't do vampires... I tried, I really tried, but I can't.
Rachel Hyland
4. RachelHyland
@ 3. CherylSneed

May I suggest you at least give Let the Right One In a try? That's a truly spectacular example of the genre.

For a fun time, Lesbian Vampire Killers is so dumb, but with moments of such outstanding hilarity, that it almost enters comic genius territory.

Or perhaps assay Van Helsing. I mean, it is truly, magnificently awful, but you do get to spend a couple of hours with a swashbuckling Hugh Jackman.

Then, of course, there is the deliriously romantic fabulousity of Underworld. Kate Beckinsale in leather trysting with Ben from Felicity. What more could you ask for?

Any one of these, I think, could very well get you over your initial reluctance and have you all primed for a Firthian vamp experience when and if the time comes.
Charli Mac
5. CharliMac
Colin Firth likes us, just they way we are. So we must love him just the way he is on screen. Tis only fair.

Can't imagine him with fangs though. Can you see him apologizing for dripping blood on his victim's shirts? He'd be the politest vamp of all time. Tea time takes on a whole new meaning...
6. cheryliz72
*dreamy siiiiiigh* Does it matter how he acts, what he says? I just want to see him with his shirt off... *smile*
Louise Partain
7. Louise321
I think I prefer him with high collar points and a cup of tea. Somehow "Savage Blood-Drinking Transylvanian Monstor" does not equate with "Quintessential Tea-Drinking English Gentleman." Just call me old-fashioned if you like, even though Dracula probably did have the high collar points in one era or the other and is probably more old-fashioned than me.
8. Janet W
I think I'll have to take a pass: it just doesn't appeal. The last vampire I watched was in the Francis Ford Coppola extravaganza.

Sad and nearing death/is dead emotionally ... wasn't Firth in a very sad movie from 2010? His longtime partner had just died. I would love to see that, A Single Man.
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