Firth: 'All actors are drag queens'

Actor Colin Firth is convinced his famous co-stars are a bunch of "drag queens" because they're secretly only interested in playing dress-up.

The 'Mamma Mia!' star joins Hollywood legends Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan as the trio sing and dance on film for the summer Abba-inspired movie musical.

And Firth says the experience has left him certain that his fellow actors' best inspiration came from their mother's closets.

He muses: "Actors are basically drag queens. People will tell you they act because they want to heal mankind or, you know, explore the nature of the human psyche. Yes, maybe. But basically we just want to put on a frock and dance."

More in this Section

Ant McPartlin ‘arrested on suspicion of drink-driving’

Flight Of The Conchords postpone Irish shows after Bret McKenzie injured

Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah welcome second child

Davina McCall ‘brutally honest’ with her children about drug addiction


New father’s life ‘changed forever’ after he was run over by surgeon

The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner