ohmyGAHH!! Former bad boy, Colin Farrel, opens up to Details magazine on staying sober, leaving rehab, and being a dad.
The 36-year-old Irishman tells the mag:
On his struggle with drinking:
“There was a time when I needed to do three or four films at once. It was the best place for me to hide. I’m shit print compared to what I was before. ”Honestly, I’ve got eight hours a day now that I didn’t have before, when I was drinking every day for 18 years.”
More details AFTER THE JUMP.
On being a father
“Not knowing what the fuck I’m doing as a dad is huge. I don’t know what I’m doing, and that’s a very liberating thing. You just go, ‘Oh look, there’s shit on the floor.’ There’s actually shit on the floor—I have a picture of it on my phone. So what do you do? You clean it up, put a diaper on his ass, and that’s that. It’s just about being present for these guys.”
Oh his bad habits
“Oh, I wouldn’t tell a truth all day. ”If I’d had chicken and beans for dinner, I’d tell you I had steak and potatoes. No purpose, just habit. The amount of energy you have to put in and the amount of lies you have to tell to keep a drug habit alive, it’s fairly significant. Your whole life is a lie.”
On his relationship status
“I haven’t been in a relationship in a while. Two and a half years since I was with Henry’s mother. If I ever do get involved with somebody again, I will try as much as possible to shut my fucking mouth and stay fucking present. Love in action, man! Not love in fucking words.”
On his philosophy in life
“Life is change, life is evolution, growth…Life is apogee, apex, decline, life is death—and everything else is open to discussion.”