Belfast Telegraph

Monday 20 October 2014

Rush's brown paper 'phenomenon'

Geoffrey Rush revealed people leave scripts on his doorstep

Geoffrey Rush has confessed he wishes he had never told the story of how he received his script for The King's Speech.

The actor - who played speech therapist Lionel Logue in the Oscar-winning film - has repeatedly said he first found the script left in brown paper on the doorstep of his home in Australia, but he has now said he wishes he had kept the story to himself because other aspiring filmmakers have since followed suit.

The actor said all manner of projects have been left at his front door in Melbourne since the movie first came out in 2010.

"The brown paper package phenomenon continues," he said.

In a recent interview promoting his film Eye Of The Storm, Geoffrey asked that prospective Oscar-winners route submissions through his agent. He assured them that if their script has a "keen and interesting and enthusiastic" cover letter, it would be read.

Plus, he admitted he might accidentally bury a doorstep delivery "under a pile of correspondence or something and forget about it".

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