Before he was an Oscar winner, Colin Firth sexed up Jane Austen with a wet T-shirt scene.
Fans of the BBC's 1995 "Pride and Prejudice" adaptation will no remember Mr. Darcy -- clad in a thin white Regency undershirt -- emerging from the muddy waters of his personal lake. Though the scene wasn't a part of Jane Austen's novel, it was voted the most memorable moment in British TV drama.
On Monday, Londonites noticed an unusual installation popping out of London's Serpentine Lake, a giant statue of Firth's Darcy. According to The Guardian, UKTV installed the fiberglass Mr. Darcy ahead of the launch of its new "Drama" channel.
This is terrifying!! Oh, Mr. Darcy: Statue of Colin Firth emerges in London lake - http://t.co/vX8SGsb5jw— amyjudd (@amyjudd) July 8, 2013
Tributes: Colin Firth gets the Darcy statue he deserves. http://t.co/BIk1oWq1Sb BRB, going to London.— Vulture (@vulture) July 8, 2013