The King's Speech Director, Actor Against Re-Editing

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The King's Speech director Tom Hooper and actor Geoffrey Rush are speaking out against re-editing the film for a PG-13 rating - the film is currently rated R.

The Weinstein Co. has expressed interest in editing out some of the cursing scenes in order to reach a wider audience.

Before the DGA Awards on Saturday, Hooper told Entertainment Weekly, “I wouldn’t support cutting the film in any way. I think we looked at whether it’s possible to bleep out the f—s and stuff, but I’m not going to actually cut that part.”

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Hooper also confirmed that no actual decision has been made on the re-edits.

Geoffrey Rush expressed similar sentiments about editing out the cursing scenes, after the SAG Awards.

“I just think it’s a shame considering that it’s all in the context of therapeutic play,” Rush told The Hollywood Reporter "It’s almost like a tongue-twister. It’s gobbledygook. But it’s not aggressive, it’s not offensive. It’s not harmful.”

The King's Speech leads the Oscar nominations with 12 total, including Best Picture and Best Director for Hooper.

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Lionel Logue: Do you know any jokes?
King George VI: ...Timing isn't my strong suit.

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King George VI: I'm not... -here to discuss... -personal matters.
Lionel Logue: Why are you here then?
King George VI: Because I bloody well stammer!

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