Colin Firth`s sons use Oscar as a toy

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2011, 09:04 AM IST

London: British actor Colin Firth says his young sons enjoy playing with the Oscar statuette he won for his performance in `The King`s Speech` earlier this year.

The 50-year-old actor won the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as the stuttering British monarch George VI but the accolade is lost on his sons Luca, ten, and Mateo, eight, who just enjoy playing with it, reported Contactmusic.

"For a while it migrated around the house because the kids were playing with it and showing it to people. And also, I just wanted to flash it about," Firth said.

However, the star eventually became embarrassed about showing it off, and felt a bit sad because he didn`t want to just bask in past glory, and now leaves it in one place.

"I`ve decided that it`s rather like Christmas decorations, you know, it`s appropriate to leave them out for 12 days or something, bask in it, celebrate, but after a while it gets a bit sad.

"After all, how long can you gaze at something that is fast going to become a past glory. In the end, you have to pick your spot for it and then just look to new things," he said.

PTI