IN ABBY'S WORDS: "If you didn't know it before, you know it now: I really am insane! Colin Firth. I believe now, as I did then, that he is truly one of the best people on the planet. He is kind and humble and intelligent and hilarious and talented beyond measure. Colin has the best walk in the world. He moves his shoulders in just the right way - a combination of class and strength and masculinity and sexuality. If I could have sat down and created, one piece at a time, the perfect man for me, choosing each physical, emotional, and mental characteristic, I would have created Colin Firth.So I must have been out of mind because I just couldn't bring myself to fall in love with him."
Two Thousand Years, Chapter 11 "State Of Grace"
NAME: Colin Firth
ROLE: Abby's Darcy
HE MET ABBY... In 1994 when she auditioned for Pride and Prejudice.
(Scenes From Highland Falls, Book 2 in The Abigail Phelps Series, Chapter 10 - "Nobody Knows But Me")
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: "When I first arrived at the production office, Colin very nearly ran into me with his car as I crossed the parking lot. I didn't know at the time that it was Colin, and in fact I had no idea who Colin Firth was, but he came awfully close to hitting me. I walked to the driver's side window ready to give him a piece of my mind, and he just drove off without so much as a 'My bad!' Then, he was fifteen minutes late to the screen test and I was forced to sit there in a way-too-tight corset and wait for him to make his appearance. And then, when he finally did walk in, he looked at me and the first words out of his mouth were, 'No way. She's American.'"
Scenes From Highland Falls, Chapter 10 "Nobody Knows But Me"
ROMANTIC CONNECTION: It takes a while, but eventually...yes. They hate each other, and then become friends in the most unlikely fashion, and are even engaged for a while. If you know Darcy, then you know this story...except in Jane Austen's version, Lizzie never cheated on Darcy with Wickham. (Please refer to Hugh Grant's introduction...)
Two Thousand Years, Chapter 5 "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"