Colin Farrell – Exclusive: “I had a string of number one movies and that was incredible at the time but it’s not the driving force anymore…”
Like Matthew McConaughey’s McConnaissance, Colin Farrell’s enjoyed a critical surge in his film career after a period of dud offerings proceeded a tremendous breakthrough. But at 41 and apparently as content as he’s ever been, his priorities have changed. Well, almost.
“I had a string of number one movies and that was incredible at the time but it’s not the driving force anymore,” he grins. “Although don’t get me wrong, I’d still love my movie to go to number one.” The Irish stars in typical smooth mode today. In a pinstriped black suit, suavely draped over a simple black tee, he’s looking fresh and debonair and twinkly-eyed. His responses can be a little verbose, but his charming frankness is always welcome.
Sitting in a London hotel suite today, the actor’s pushing his second collaboration with Lobster director, Yorgos Lanthimos – and consequently, Beguiled co-conspirator, Nicole Kidman – The Killing of a Sacred Deer. A disturbing, unsettling psychological horror, he plays a surgeon whose family life is infiltrated by an infatuated young man [Barry Keoghan] with a very dark secret.