HOLLYWOOD star Colin Farrell heated up a cold evening at the London premiere of his film A New York Winter's Tale.
Farrell, who appeared in the action film Total Recall, explained why he had chosen the role.
"I hadn't done it before and I just loved the script -- it was so romantic and I hadn't read anything ever that wore its heart on its sleeve with such pride as this film did."
A New York Winter's Tale follows Farrell as a thief, Peter Lake, who ends up falling in love with dying Beverly Penn (Brown Findlay) whose home he burgles. But when he is saved from a gang, Peter realises he has the gift of reincarnation and sets out to save the woman he loves.
A New York Winter's Tale is released in cinemas next Friday, February 21.