Guy Pearce knew The King's Speech was 'special'

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Colin Firth stars as King George VI in this award-winning flick from Tom Hooper. With the threat of World War II looming over Britain, George ("Bertie") must overcome a debilitating speech impediment to provide his country with the leadership it requires at the dawn of the communication age. With the help of Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), he's able to use radio to give his country the inspiration it needs. At the same time an unlikely friendship develops between the two men, who appear to be polar opposites in personality.
February 14th, 2011

Guy Pearce knew that 'The King's Speech' was "special" when he was filming it.

The 43-year-old actor, who plays King Edward VIII in the Academy Award-nominated movie, said he knew it would end up a success.

He said: "You work on things and you have such faith in them while you're making them that everything feels special - in a way. Some feel more special than others and this definitely felt more special than other things I've worked on."

The 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' star credited the on-screen chemistry of his co-stars Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush with making the film a hit.

He explained: "The relationship between Geoffrey and Colin seemed so natural and I just thought, 'Wow, this is great chemistry. It's really going to be fantastic on screen.' "

However, Guy's gut instincts aren't always correct, and he admits that some good experiences on the set of his past films haven't always translated onto the big screen.

He said: "You also can't really tell. You can have a great time on a film and the chemistry can seem great but then you look at the finished film and it just doesn't quite gel. Something doesn't quite work.

"So there a bit of a mystical entity, film. You never quite know, really."