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SAG Awards: A quiet moment with Colin Firth

January 30, 2011 |  7:46 pm

Colin Firth 
In a brief quiet moment just after stepping off the stage holding his second award, Colin Firth took a  breath and pulled out his cellphone. In the dark corridor, the glow from the screen lighted up his smile from below. "My wife," he explained as he tapped out a text message. "She'll be asleep, she didn't make the trip. But she'll see it when she wakes up."

Firth thought for a moment when asked what the biggest challenge of the role had been. "To make sure it was respectful and real and true to what people go through. It needed to be because nothing would matter if it wasn't."



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Photo: Colin Firth poses with his two SAG Awards for "The King's Speech" at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters.