Colin Firth admits he has a problem with the monarchy

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2011, 17:54 PM IST

London: Colin Firth, who has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of stuttering King George VI in acclaimed royal drama ‘The King’s Speech’, is not a fan of the royal family.

The actor admits he has ‘a problem’ with ‘unelected bodies’.
Firth, who won a Golden Globe award for the role earlier this month (Jan11), recently admitted he had little knowledge of the story of the troubled monarch before taking on the job, as he is "not a royal watcher" - and now he concedes the concept of the royal family makes him uncomfortable.

"I think they seem very nice... I really like voting. It’s one of my favourite things," the Daily Express quoted him as saying during an interview on Piers Morgan Tonight.

And when Morgan asks, "So, an unelected institution isn’t really your cup of tea?" Firth replies, "It’s a problem for me, yeah... unelected bodies."

ANI