Geoffrey Rush speaks out against re-editing The King's Speech
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Finally, a voice of reason speaks. After winning winning a Screen Actor’s Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Geoffrey Rush openly expressed his thoughts at director Tom Hooper and the Weinstein’s editing THE KING’S SPEECH to make it more appealing to a family audience. He states:
I just think it’s a shame considering that it’s all in the context of therapeutic play… It’s almost like a tongue-twister. It’s gobbledygook. But it’s not aggressive, it’s not offensive. It’s not harmful.
I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Rush. Re-editing a film like this does nothing but dilute the overall message. Hopefully, director Tom Hooper and Harvey Weinstein will take this into consideration before pulling a George Lucas and changing things around unnecessarily. If you’re worried about your kids hearing a string of curse words that’s understandable, just hold a buzzer and beep it out while watching the film so the rest of us don’t have to suffer.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter