Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy calling.
The final scene in the original script. It´s quite different!
JOE WRIGHT (DIRECTOR): “And here the story starts to change. And we got into a much darker phase. Jane Austen described Pride and Prejudice, the novel, as being too light …. and lacking in shade. So one of the things I did was try and bring in a little bit of that shade…
Darcy lets that whole speech out. He’s prepared all of it, but wasn’t prepared to say ”I love you”. He’d written it down and he’d thought about it and he’d rehearsed it. Which is why he rushes through it. Then surprises himself by saying ”I love you”. It didn’t occur to him, but he can’t help but tell her. It happens so fast and so quickly. And afterwards you can’t quite remember what happened or what you’d said. You just know that something terrible happened. Which is also why it’s done at such speed.With the then blinding stops.
I like the way, when she brings up Mr Wickham, jealousy is a thing that then brings him forward and …
And then this moment coming up. When they almost kissed was something that we actually talked about in the screen test that we did with Matthew.
Basically. Lizzie and Darcy really, really fancy each other”.