Sunday 21 January 2018

Video: Colin Farrell has a very high opinion of 'phenomenal' Conor McGregor

Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Between Colin Farrell starring in True Detective and Conor McGregor laying out rivals and picking the round, there probably isn’t two more recognisable Irishmen in America at the moment.

As luck would have it, TMZ caught the actor on the move and rather than accost him about some salacious rumour, they got his opinion on the Irish knockout artist (spoiler alert: Farrell thinks he is ‘phenomenal’).

“He is incredible, he’s phenomenal. Phenomenal strength of character, phenomenal mental strength, phenomenal drive, phenomenal spirit.”

Unfortunately, the interviewer’s question about McGregor’s acting potential was cut-off, but it will be interesting to see if Hollywood is an option for the UFC fighter as his bravado continues to make inroads in the most competitive market in the world over in America. Farrell certainly thinks the fighter has a unique quality.

“It really is amazing how he has galvanised all the people at home. He is amazing and I wish him all the best.”

Here is the video for the full interview.

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