A Sober Colin Farrell Still a ‘Massive Fan’ of the Movies
Who would have thought that a guy like Colin Farrell would admit to enjoying a "boring" life? In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the Irish actor briefly reflects on his old demons, how he finally put his rowdy ways to rest, and his love of the movies.
"I had a predisposition for certain addictions," Farrell said in light of his later battles with drugs and alcohol. "I was addicted to Rice Krispies when I was seven. And I’m not even f***ing joking with you. Ask my mother."
He added, "You develop such f***ed-up attachments that you need to be confused and in pain and high to create art."
The 34-year-old father of two's next blockbuster role is in London Boulevard, which opens in the U.S. early next year. While he does wince a bit over a few old parts, such as Alexander the Great in Oliver Stone's Alexander, getting back to his Irish roots in In Bruges (2008) and Ondine (2010) helped the former rabble-rouser reclaim his appreciation for his craft. But as far as the whole rigmarole of answering countless interview questions in promotion of a movie, Farrell is seemingly split on the idea.
"I’m not going to lie, there are more interesting ways to spend your time than answering questions about yourself," he said. "But if there were no questions to ask me, I might have a beef with that."
Rumor has it that Farrell might sign on for the reboot of the 1990 sci-fi action flick, Total Recall. But when it comes down to it, being a part of a film is what it's all about for Farrell. He is still enthralled with the big production.
"I’d like to make big films and small films, mainly because I’m a massive fan of film," he said. "The idea of doing an Indiana Jones, or even an Inception – I love the grandiosity, how sweepingly entertaining films can be. And I think there’s a place for films that pry more into the human condition."
For those who missed it, Farrell recently appeared alongside Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, Rihanna and Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert on The Graham Norton Show. Here's a look:
by MacKenzie Wilson