Geoffrey Rush and the 'brown paper package phenomenon'
Friday 14 September 2012
Geoffrey Rush — who played speech therapist Lionel Logue in the Oscar-winning film "The King's Speech" — has repeatedly said he first found the script left in brown paper wrapping on his Australia home's doorstep. Now, he says he wishes he had kept that story to himself.
Rush says other aspiring filmmakers have followed suit, leaving all manner of projects at his front door in Melbourne since the movie first came out in 2010. As he puts it: "The brown paper package phenomenon continues."
In a recent interview promoting his film "Eye of the Storm," the actor 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 will be read.
Plus, Rush says he might accidentally bury a doorstep delivery "under a pile of correspondence or something and forget about it."
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