This gif made me giggle, but it also sums up why I really liked Matthew MacFadyen’s Darcy. Colin Firth is the standard, of course, but let’s face it—Darcy is a pretty unrealistic character (which Austen seemed well aware of). If it walks like an arrogant ass and talks like an arrogant ass, it’s probably an arrogant ass, not a
duck secretly amazing and noble dreamboat. Matthew made it clear that Darcy’s initial coldness stems from his extreme discomfort in social situations, and as a fellow introvert who sometimes comes across as way more aloof than I intend simply because I can’t figure out what to do with myself when I have to interact with other humans, I sympathized. It smoothed his progression from pompous jerkface to totally rad dude for me.
That’s not to say that I don’t love Colin, or that his performance wasn’t believable. He’s just really, REALLY good at playing pompous jerkfaces, probably because he and his face are so much better than everyone else.
This is probably one of the most perfect commentaries I’ve ever seen here.
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