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A Single Man
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Nov 6, 2009
Colin Firth - A Single Man

Q1: This is one of the first films relating to loss about two gay partners that didn't come about because of AIDS or discrimination. Did that attract you to the role? Did the story about the real life couple Chris Isherwood and Don Bachardy help you with your role?
CF: I watched the very beautiful Chris and Don: A Love Story twice. I don't know that it helped me with the role – it was interesting. Whenever I embark on a project, it's an opportunity to plunge into a particular world, or a different perception, to learn about a time or a place I don't know as much about. Love is love. I don't feel there's anything different to play because the partner happens to be male. The person I'll be playing opposite is unlikely to be my lover anyway. It's the job description –you find these emotions from somewhere. I think one of the things I appreciate greatly about Isherwood's writing is that he doesn't make the sexuality an assailing feature. I mean, ...

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