Colin Firth: ‘I’d love to play a transvestite’

'The Kings Speech' actor looks for a break from serious acting

British actor Colin Firth has said he would love to play “a transvestite or a stripper” in his next movie.

Firth is tipped to win multiple Oscars next year with his portrayal of stuttering monarch King George VI in new drama The King’s Speech, but he says he is sick of playing serious roles, according to Contact Music.

The star was quoted at a recent screening of his new film, saying: “I’m dying to be a transvestite or a stripper or a pop star. They (roles) just don’t tend to come my way.”

Firth‘s career soared in 1995 after appearing as Fitzwilliam Darcy in a TV adaption of Jane Austen‘s Pride & Prejudice.

The actor did once appear in the Abba movie musical Mamma Mia! in 2007, but he is famous for his serious roles in films like 2002’s The Importance Of Being Earnest and 2009’s A Single Man.