Colin Firth has paid a heartfelt tribute to his late “Love Actually” co-star Alan Rickman, revealing he has always been “in awe” of the actor.
Rickman lost his battle with cancer last week and his peers, friends and castmates have been offering up fond farewells for days.
“I’ve always been a little bit in awe of Alan because he’s always been incredibly solicitous of me,” he said in a statement.
“I wasn’t long out of drama school when I first met him. I was quite green and unsure of myself. He seemed to have an instinct for people who were in need of guidance of some kind. This is something I noticed in him in all the contact I’ve had with him over 30 years. He looked out for people.”
“We would run into each other at friends houses. It just kept happening. I actually found myself calling him for advice for things. I just felt he was the right person to ask for those sort of things.”