Colin Firth learned Italian to impress in-laws

Los Angeles: Oscar nominated actor Colin Firth had a tough time impressing his wife Livia Giuggioli`s parents when they first met and learned Italian to impress them as they were initially against their courtship.

The `King`s Speech` star, who married Italian film producer-and-director Giuggioli in 1997, took pains to learn her native language in a desperate attempt to win over her

"Her parents warmed up. I mean, taking a stab at their language, you know, I had to do an awful lot to convince them that I was good material for their daughter. Because I had a
lot of strikes against me. I was 10 years older nearly, English, didn`t speak the language. Already had a child. I was an actor," Colin told a news channel.

"I mean, the list really does get very, very bad so I had to fix the language. It was one thing I could deal with and, you know, there`s nothing like communicating with people
in their own tongue," said the actor, who has two sons with Giuggioli.

The 50-year-old actor, who has been married to Giuggioli for 15 years said that she has the upper hand in their relationship.

"I`m afraid she`s the ball breaker and the brains - which leaves me taking out the trash!" he added.


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link