Colin Firth and Taron Egerton on Why Harry Hart is Back in the Sequel
Posted 2017/08/22 0 0
Colin Firth and Taron Egerton explained the return of Harry Hart.
Despite taking a bullet to the head at point-blank range in 2014’s The Secret Service, Colin Firth’s sharp-suited agent is poised to return in time for Matthew Vaughn’s blistering sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and Entertainment Weekly has today relayed some new intel regarding Harry’s somewhat unsurprising return. Speaking together while promoting the new film, Firth and Egerton explained that Hart's return was not something that was decided on during the making of the first film, and that the decision to bring back Harry instead found an organic way into The Golden Circle's storyline. As the two actors put it:
Firth: Plus, the purpose wasn't to get "Colin Firth" back. It was about finding a way back to that relationship between the characters.
Egerton: Exactly. Eggsy and his Obi-Wan Kenobi-type dad figure. We almost didn't get enough of that in the first film.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle isn't the first time that Colin Firth has returned for a big screen sequel. He reprised his Bridget Jones's Diary role as Mark Darcy in both sequels, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and, released just last year, Bridget Jones' Baby. He's also slated to bring back a very different cinematic Harry, as he's scheduled to reprise his Mamma Mia!, Harry Bright, in the upcoming sequel, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! He's likely to have both of his eyes in that one.
Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman — an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens September 22nd and blots out the sun later today.