London: Colin Firth has revealed that he was supposed to be wearing nothing for the iconic wet shirt scene with Mr Darcy in the BBC series 'Pride and Prejudice.'
The 54-year-old actor said that he hasn't seen the show since and he supposes he should see what all the fuss is about, the Daily Express reported.
The 'Kingsman' star added that the funny thing is the whole shirt thing has grown as the rest of it's been forgotten as he was meant to be wearing precisely nothing.
Firth continued that the decision was made to put the character in a shirt instead because he and The BBC were being a bit prudish.
Firth explained that they had a problem because the writer had written that Mr Darcy takes all of his kit off and jumps in the pond, and they all knew that that was going to be delicate for family viewing.
He continued that then one of these experts said "they don't wear underpants" so they thought, "Well let's do something that's sort of 'what if they did' and they looked like my Granny's bloomers."
He added that the idea wasn't supposed to be sexy it was just about a guy who is tired and het up and wants to cool off.