Monday, February 25, 2008

Colin Firth makes embarrassing gaff at the Independent Spirit Awards

Colin FirthActor Colin Firth made an embarrassing gaff at an awards event by asking Adrienne Shelly to come to the stage - more than a year after she was murdered.

The Love Actually hunk was introducing the best screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards when actress Adrienne Shelly's name was mentioned for 'Waitress', which she wrote and starred in before her murder.

Firth left an awkward gasp from the audience as he then asked "Is she here?"

Shelly, 40, was murdered in her New York apartment in 2006 just two months before her final film, 'Waitress', premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. Construction worker Diego Pillco has pleaded guilty to killing the actress and will get 25 years in jail.

By Owen Williams, Feb 25 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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