Yet, heres the funny part. Kingsman: The Secret Service director Matthew Vaughn tells me that Firth almost never made it into the scene in the first place. He almost got cut. Why? Well discuss, but will have to use spoilers from Kingsman. You have been warned!
Vaughn jumped on the phone with me prior to Kingsman opening to an impressive $35.6 million over the weekend. The director was unsure if audiences were going to embrace his comically violent spy-spoof thriller
and we talked about his unusual decision to cast the dapper Colin Firth in a role usually reserved for the likes of Daniel Craig or Matt Damon. But Vaughn said he knew that Firth was physically and mentally prepared to tackle the demanding needs of the films action specifically the church sequence because the director tested his leading man multiple times during the shoot.