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Stuntmen have been used for after they went crashing by way of the window, however in any other case the climactic rumble between Mark and Daniel was unchoreographed. Firth informed the Los Angeles Occasions in 2016, “We’re two very ineffectual, frightened, offended yuppies going at one another—pulling hair and eager to run away on the similar time.”
Grant informed Cinema.com, “I have been attempting to do one thing like that for years. You already know, when the script says ‘they struggle,’ to ban the stunt coordinator from the set. As a result of they at all times attempt to make it look so Hollywood. You already know, we struggle the way in which two middle-class educated Englishmen would struggle. Which I’ve at all times maintained can be kind of girlie and cowardly, you understand? With squealing!”
But when they needed to struggle for actual, “effectively clearly I would win!” Grant promised. “You already know, I used to be skilled to kill! However Colin did marvelously, for somebody who’s not very, effectively, sporty.”
Because it turned out, although, they have been a smash hit and audiences demanded extra.
“Hugh and I’ve solely ever labored collectively so as to struggle,” Firth deadpanned in a Fandango Extras clip after he and Grant have been compelled to tussle once more within the 2004 sequel Bridget Jones: The Fringe of Cause. “On the primary movie we had little or no collectively, besides the struggle. Right here we’re once more, doing completely nothing besides preventing, once more.”
So, after they reunited for the long-awaited scene, they actually went for it. With the trash-talking, that’s.
“He complained bitterly, in fact,” Firth stated. “I used to be ‘hurting him,’ he had bruises. I believe in all probability if we ever did do it once more I might advise him to get in a bit of coaching first.”
Grant provided, “Colin now has to spend much more time within the trailer, poor previous boy, ‘trigger he is, you understand, he is dropping it just a little. I believe he’d be the primary to inform you that. He is gone a bit jowly and the neck’s gone a bit scrawny and all that.”
Firth countered, “I believe he was spending a little bit of time being attentive to his physique and his health on the time. It is outstanding the distinction three years could make, actually, as a result of it was actually simpler for me as a result of he was a lot fleshier and his contours have been softer. It was extra like wrestling my grandmother from that time.”