Colin Firth reportedly pulled out the voice role for “Paddington” bear in its upcoming animation on November, admitting that his voice was not suited to the bear character.
In Entertainment Weekly reports, Firth said “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.”
The ‘King’s Speech’ star further explained the Entertainment Weekly that: “After a period of denial we’ve chosen conscious uncoupling.I’ve had the joy of seeing most of the film and it’s going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I’m pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him.”
As Firth backs out for the voice role, Director Paul King said that he’s not yet decided for Firths replacement but assure that he will make an announcement for the next days,
King said on a statement that: “I cannot thank [Firth] enough for his contribution to ‘Paddington’. We love the voice and we love the bear, but as our young bear came into being we agreed that the two didn’t seem to fit. So, with somewhat heavy hearts we decided to part ways
The soon to be hit animation movie, “Paddington” is a story of a young Peruvian bear that came from Darkest Peru who gets adopted by a London Family after being lost and stranded at the Paddington Station.
The animation movie was produced by “Gravity” and Harry Potter producer, David Heyman. Paddington is set to hit the big screen on November 28 in United Kingdom and Christmas day in the United States.
Trailer was already released last week but it doesn’t include the voice for Paddington, Firth’s ditched character.
“Paddington” will also feature the voices of Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.