“The King’s Speech” screenwriter David Seidler said he hopes the Globes glory for the pic sends a message to the MPAA ratings board, which gave the historical drama an R rating because of a sprinkling of salty language in the script.
“The public has more sense than they do,” Seidler said. “The F-word is something that is heard every day on every playgound everywhere. It is not a word that our children are unaware of.”
Seidler admits to being anxious about the pic’s chances in the Globes derby.
“I was sort of lying semi-comotose in my bed thinking, ‘Well, if the phone doesn’t ring pretty soon it means it didn’t happen. I’ll go back to sleep,’ ” he says.
Seidler’s nerves were put at ease by a text message from helmer Tom Hooper.