Firth didn't have a single doubt
Colin Firth says he never had any worries about working with first-time director Tom Ford.
Fashion designer Tom took the helm of A Single Man, starring Colin as gay professor George Falconer.
"I met Tom briefly a couple of times, but I knew what his reputation for brilliance was - there was really nothing about him to doubt, other than the fact he hadn't made a movie before," Colin, who has been Oscar-nominated for his role, said.
"He has some attributes to contribute to being a good director - not just a visual sense, and he's an imaginative man," Colin said. "Couple that with the fact he's come up with this narrative and his choice of material, and he could speak about it so eloquently - and the fact that he picked me."
Colin revealed that some people were doubtful about the film.
"The sceptics get the idea it's going to be a fashion designer's vanity project so [they told me to] stay clear, saying it'll be an embarrassment," he recalled.
"Some of my advisors were very keen - in fact, adamant - for me not to do it, saying that it was dangerous for me to take on. But the prevailing feeling was that people were taking the project seriously."
The British actor said Tom was great to work with. "Tom was not an interfering director. He never said, 'I don't like that, do it this way' - ever," he said.
:: A Single Man will be released on February 12.