Stanley Tucci may be one of his closest friends, but he isn't the only man whose heart has been captured by Colin Firth. "My Best Friend's Wedding" star Rupert Everett recently taped an interview for Piers Morgan's ITV series, "Life Stories" (airing tonight), in which he spilled some tea about his former foe-turned-friend.
The actors first met in 1984 when they filmed "Another Country." Now, readers, this is when I came across baby-faced Firth and nearly passed out:
Everett told Piers this is when he fell madly in love with his friend, so of course he hated him right away.
"Well, first of all, I went to see him. He was playing my part in the play and I fell in love with him," Everett explained. "Well, I just got a crush on him. I became obsessed by him and we hung out together all the time. And then I realised we were completely different types of people."
A 20-year feud commenced after Everett admitted he was a "monster" to Firth.
"I was quite horrible," he recalled back in September, according to the Daily Mail. At the time he called Firth "a ghastly guitar-playing redbrick socialist who was going to give his first half-million away to charity."
It wasn't until 2002's "The Importance of Being Earnest" that the two finally buried the hatchet and became friends. Five years later, they played opposite one another in "St Trinian's." There was a kissing scene, and Firth slipped his friend the ol' tongue, which was quite unexpected.
"I said, 'Colin, please respect me,'" Everett joked.