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What does Tom Hooper think of the new PG-13 cut of The King’s Speech?
“I haven’t seen it yet,” the best director winner told The Hollywood Reporter tersely at the Governor’s Ball after the Oscars Sunday.
But Hooper — who didn’t thank Harvey Weinstein in his acceptance speech — is expected to see it Monday.
Colin Firth is no fan of the the censored version, which was approved Friday by the MPAA ratings board and mutes several utterances of the F-word. (The new version of the film was submitted to the ratings board by distributor The Weinstein Co., which had opposed the film’s original R-rating because of the impact it might have on box office.)
“I don’t support it,” the best actor winner told THR backstage at the Oscars. “I think the film has its integrity as it stands.”
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“In the context of the film,” Firth went on, “it couldn’t be more edifying, more appropriate. It’s not vicious or insulting. It’s not in the context that might offend.”
He doesn’t think King George VI, whom he played in the film, would object to it either.
“I still haven’t met the person who’d object to it,” added Firth of his film, which grossed $114.5 million domestically. “I am against it.”
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