Colin Farrell’s new film Seven Psychopaths hits theatres today, so it’s no surprise that he’s found himself on the cover of Details magazine’s November 2012 issue.
Clad in a grey blazer over a chambray shirt, the 36-year-old actor poses for photographer Mark Seliger and dishes about everything from his love life, to his substance abuse-filled past – and, of course, his sons Henry and James.
“Oh, I wouldn’t tell a truth all day,” he tells the magazine. “If I’d had chicken and beans for dinner, I’d tell you I had steak and potatoes.” Colin, who’s been sober since checking into rehab in 2006 adds: “No purpose, just habit. The amount of energy you have to put in and the amount of lies you have to tell to keep a drug habit alive, it’s fairly significant.”
And it sounds like he put a lot of energy into his addictions. “I’ve got eight hours a day now that I didn’t have before, when I was drinking every day for 18 years,” he explains.
“I haven’t been in a relationship in a while… Two and a half years since I was with Henry’s mother,” he continues. And Colin’s words of advice to those looking to start afresh, relationship wise? “Love in action, man!” he exclaims. “Not love in f**king words.”
Keeping up with the theme of being “present,” Colin tells the magazine about embracing the unknown as a father of two. “I don’t know what I’m doing, and that’s a very liberating thing. You just go, ‘Oh look, there’s s**t on the floor.’” Having been around the block now with two boys, Colin calmly concludes by saying, “So what do you do? You clean it up, put a diaper on his a**, and that’s that. It’s just about being present for these guys.”
Watch the behind-the-scenes video with Colin below and be sure to pay a visit to Details.