Sunday 22 April 2018

From exclusive Hollywood Eateries to Abrakebabra – Colin Farrell still a fan of local takeaway on visit home

Colin Farrell in Abrakebabra
Colin Farrell in Abrakebabra
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

HE swears by regular yoga sessions and a clean, healthy diet when in Los Angeles – but when Irish actor Colin Farrell returns to his homeland he goes straight to Abrakebabra.

The Castleknock native is back in town to film his next movie The Lobster, opposite British actress Rachel Weisz.

Production is scheduled to kick off next week in Kerry, but quintessential Dubliner Farrell jetted back to Irish shores early in order to catch up with friends and family.

And the heartthrob, who first hit television screens in RTE’s Ballykissangel, made sure to stop by his local Abrakebabra for a bite to eat as soon as he stepped off the airplane.

The 37-year-old has one of the very coveted Abrakebabra Gold Card Cards - which entitles him to free food at the popular restaurant for life.

He ventured into the famous diner’s branch in Donnybrook last Friday night for some grub and happily posed for pictures with staff before leaving.

Dad-of-two Farrell will be based in Ireland for several weeks to shoot The Lobster.

Funded by the Irish Film Board and produced by Element Pictures, the flick is the first English language film by Oscar-nominated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, who is behind Dogtooth and Alps.

It focuses on an unconventional love story set in the future, where finding a partner is a matter of life or death and Farrell has signed up to play the male lead.

Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed and Aggeliki Papoulia complete the cast list.

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