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Bettany now regrets turning down the starring role in The King’s Speech,according to The Associated Press.

Written by New York Times | Published:January 30, 2011 11:12 pm

The King’s Speech,that won Colin Firth an Oscar nomination and a likely win,was written with the actor Paul Bettany in mind who refused to do it,in order to spend more time with his family. Bettany now regrets turning down the starring role in The King’s Speech,according to The Associated Press. Meanwhile,executive producer,Harvey Weinstein regrets all the swearing in The King’s Speech. Weinstein is considering re-cutting the movie to eliminate the language that gave it an R rating,according to The Los Angeles Times blog Company Town. He was inspired by the film’s success in Britain,where it has an over-12 rating and has led the box office for several weeks running. In the coming weeks,the Weinstein Company is planning to expand the film to 2,500 theatres from 1,680 in the U.S. and Canada.

Amy Adams’s supporting actress nomination for her role as the tough girlfriend in The Fighter is her third Oscar nod,but Adams said Tuesday she has not lost any of her wonder about the movies or the Academy Awards. Her first words were to praise the man who got the film made,roping in a wary Paramount,and watching major stars drop out of the project along the way. “I give it to Mark,” she said,referring to the actor Mark Wahlberg ,who plays the junior welterweight Micky Ward in the film. Adams,who starred recently in Leap Year and Julie & Julia,has been nominated twice in the best supporting actress category. First,in 2006,for her role as Ashley,the pregnant,childlike wife in Junebug. She was also nominated in 2009 for her role as the quiet,wide-eyed Sister James in the 2008 film Doubt about a Catholic priest suspected of molesting one of his students.

Danny Boyle,the Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire and newly minted multiple nominee for 127 Hours,is currently in the midst of directing an adaptation of Frankenstein at the National Theater in London. So when he got word of his Academy honors,he decided to treat himself to a cab after rehearsal. “I normally get the Tube home,” Boyle said,from the back of the cab. “But I can’t do any phone calls on the Tube. And it’s a pretty exciting day,I thought I’d get a taxi home to celebrate.” Boyle said he felt most of the credit belonged to his star,James Franco. Without his Oscar-nominated performance,“the film would completely fail,” he said.

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