Colin Farrell supposedly spoke with The Mirror and told them about a particularly rough day he had while working on the set of Minority Report. No, it had nothing to do with him trying to avoid Tom Cruise recruiting him into Scientology–instead it was because Colin done hit the sauce a little bit too hard for his 25th birthday. Relatable.
Colin has been open about his struggle with substances in the past, and has opened up about another moment of heavy intoxication in his life, one which affected his work in a bad way. 43-year-old Colin was much younger then, just coming up on his 25th-birthday. And he asked for a day off from production of the huge film he was working on, co-starring Tom Cruise. And shockingly he didn’t get it. Did that stop Colin from hitting the town to celebrate? Nope. Here’s how he tells it:
“There were a couple of hairy days. I asked them with a great array of arrogance that they not work me the day after my birthday… I said: ‘Please don’t have me working on June 1st, because my birthday is May 31st.’… I thought a 100 million dollar film would at least listen to that request… but I worked. It was a rough night and I didn’t get any sleep. The line was, ‘I’m sure you’ve all grasped the fundamental paradoxical pre-crime methodology.’ I only know it now, still, 16 years later because it caused so much panic and anxiety. It should be on my tombstone. My sister was on the set that day and she had to leave the set after 56 takes. I was a disaster.”
56 takes?! I’m surprised Tom didn’t hand Colin an e-meter can and tell him he knows of a program that can help him out with his problem, and all he has to do is give up his hole. I meant “soul” but I’ll keep that Freudian slip.
Colin, who recently went to rehab to “reset” himself, has spoken about how he could party hard in his youth:
“For years I could indulge in certain things. I had a high tolerance for various drugs for years. I used to go bananas for five months then take the foot off the gas for two months and clean up a bit. I was sad. I was drinking loads. When I ever drink with my mates, we’d go to a pub on Wednesday night and have six pints. Then everyone would go home. I’d get a bag of powder, four joints and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s and drink until five in the morning. My family were trying to get me into rehab.”
And it rarely affected him, with the 56-take Minority Report being an exception to the rule:
“I could go out honestly until five o’clock in the morning, get an hour-and-a-half sleep and then put in a 14-hour day where I wouldn’t miss a beat, wouldn’t miss a mark, wouldn’t drop a line. I was very professional so I got away with murder for years… I don’t know what the performances would have been like if I was sober. I don’t know if they’d be better or worse. I’ll never know.”
Minority Report was around the time that he shaved his crotch into that landing strip by accident, so maybe his acting wasn’t the only thing maybe getting affected by his hard-partying ways? Maybe this means Colin should give the manscaping another go? Maybe he’ll find he has a talent? Also Colin can really take solace in this truth: Nothing could have saved Daredevil.
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