“Insanely Lucky” Colin Farrell developed a liking for Brendan Gleeson’s character in The Banshees of Inisherin.

Colin Farrell said he feels a “deep sympathy” for Brendan Gleeson’s character in her latest hit film.

arrell sat down to discuss it The Banshees by Inisherinthe power of being at home and his sobriety with fellow Hollywood heavyweight Jamie Lee Curtis for the US outlet diversity.

The Dubliner has been open about his struggles with alcohol and drug addiction over the years, but today he says he feels “insanely lucky”.

Farrell has lived in Los Angeles for almost 17 years, and while he’s built his life there, he admits Ireland will always be “home”.

“LA means more to me than I thought this city ever would. But when I go home, it makes sense to me in a way that no other place in the business would make sense to me. When I’m in Los Angeles and I say, “I’m going home,” I drop it about two octaves. This place is deeper inside me,” he said.

Curtis, who starred in this year’s hit release Everything everywhere at oncewas extremely complementary to Martin McDonagh’s banshees and Farrell’s performance as the wounded ‘Pádraic’, who said: “The film is so much about Ireland. It’s such an Irish film. It’s so deep and exquisite.”

“The film was about two friends who fell out. Literally one boy says to another boy, “I don’t want to be your friend anymore.” In today’s culture, you don’t bother texting – I think the kids call it “ghosting” – you cut the person just off. It’s difficult on an island where there’s only one pub and one church,” Farrell said.

“I understood my character, Pádraic, and where it comes from. But I had such a deep sympathy for the struggle of Brendan’s character and the struggles he had to go through to find that peace, that solitude, so that he could face his own mortality.”


Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin. Image by Jonathan Hession

Curtis, the daughter of Hollywood actor Tony Curtis, also fought to overcome alcohol and drug addictions and said her sobriety and determination to stop “what was a generational problem in my biological family” will be part of her “legacy.” .

Farrell said he had a “suspicion” before he was sober about how “painful life could be.”

“But I had no ability to hold that without being self-destructive and without living in it. I don’t live in it now. Sometimes I feel these things we talk about. And sometimes I really appreciate life. And sometimes on a good day I’m as frivolous as I was when I was 6,” he added.

Both actors drew parallels between themselves The Banshees by Inisherin and Everything everywhere at oncewith Curtis saying they both care about the “human condition.”

“And here we are, sitting in velvet chairs in a fake mid-century coffee lounge, talking to each other. And nearby Hollywood Boulevard is crowded with actors just trying to get a gig,” she said.

“I’m unemployed today. I like to tell people I’m a freelance actor, which means I’m an unemployed actor.”

Last year, Farrell starred alongside Robert Pattinson as “Penguin.” The Batmanand while he said he hopes to reprise the role for television in February or March… So I’ll get hired, whenever someone says he has a script, he replies, “I’m there.”

While Farrell said he doesn’t like talking “too much” about the acting process, he does use music to help him find the right mood for specific projects. For the banshees He came across a piece by the Irish composer Patrick Cassidy.

“There is accepting sadness – not just the presence of sadness, not acknowledging sadness, but accepting sadness as part of our lives. I pretty much listened to that. But sometimes you hear something so much that you feel it lose its voice inside. So you have to stop,” he said.

For his part, Farrell said his art of love and the way it thrives in everyday life is part of his legacy.

“But as picturesque as it is, life is the great art, isn’t it? I love my children with an artist’s heart – an open heart that is not afraid of its pain, that seeks joy – not with a clenched fist, not with white knuckles, but with an open hand. Nobody is allowed to tell another what art is and what isn’t. Some critics do, and that’s their way. Well then good luck. But art is everywhere,” Farrell said.

“Aren’t we lucky,” Curtis replied. “Insane luck,” Farrell replied.

“Life is very ridiculous. I don’t know why or how I’m on the right or wrong page so far. The world is so unfair and imperfect. I don’t know why we got to where we are now, but part of the ridiculousness in the world is cheerful,” Farrell said.

“By the way, if you want to write a book, that’s the title. “The Right Side of Wrong,” Curtis added.

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