Sunday 22 April 2018

'They're lovely lads - I like them well' - Colin Farrell opens up about raising his two 'deadly' young sons

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Hollywood actor Colin has said he can't keep up with his "deadly" six-year-old son Henry.

"He's deadly, he's too smart, I reach for Wikipedia every time he asks me a question," the 39-year-old told RTE's Late Late show this evening.

Farrell met Henry's mother Alicja Bachleda-Curuś while filming the 2009 movie Ondine, which was shot in Castletownbere in Co Cork.

The single father-of two was talking on the couch talking to presenter Ryan Tubridy, one of many interviews he has held since returning home for the premiere of his new film, The Lobster. 

Colin American-Canadian model Kim Bordenave became parents to his oldest son James (12) in 2003.

"He's a terror as well," the actor laughed. "They're lovely lads - I like them well."

"You have to have something in your life to fire yourself into."

The Castleknock native revealed on the chat show that he had been single for the last six years.

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"There's no reason why really, it's just the way life unfolds, between work and travelling... They sound like excuses but, being at home with two lads I want to be there for..."

"Don't get me wrong if I met someone tomorrow, you would change things... [but] I've been content and busy with the two lads."

Colin - who walked on to the Late Late stage to huge cheers - joked that the crowd were still excited from Ireland's win against Germany last night.

He also spoke about his surreal film Lobster, shot in Co Kerry, which is set in a dystopian future where single people are taken to 'The Hotel'.

These single people - including Farrell's character David - have 45 days to find a partner there and if they don't they are transformed into animals and taken to 'The Woods'.

Lobster won the Cannes Jury Prize earlier this year and hits cinemas on October 16.

"It's a very unusual film, very particular," Colin told Ryan Tubridy, elaborating on his character's choice of a lobster as the aniaml he would be transformed into.

"The lobster stays fertile for the rest of his life so that's not too bad," he laughed.

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