"I pick up the script and it says, ''Naked man lies on bed.'' And then a few pages in, ''Naked man jumps in ocean''…''Well,'' I thought. ''It''s time. One more push against gravity before I turn 50 and it''s all downhill''," the News of the World quoted Firth, as saying. Taking about his Oscar nomination, he adds: "I'm not very hopeful, I'm afraid. "It's just nice to get the nomination, frankly."
Story first published: Monday, March 1, 2010, 15:30 [IST]