Colin Farrell Dropped the Parental Ball by Watching ‘It’ with His Son

Colin Farrell Dropped the Parental Ball by Watching ‘It’ with His Son

It’s been a while since you’ve
been here, because usually you’re here more often. Two or three times
a year usually. Yeah. I’ve been working. You’re working like crazy. Are you working right now? I start something in a
couple weeks in London. But I got back from– I was doing a job
close to the North Pole for about three months. I know. I want to talk about that. Which was insane. I know. But first, I want to talk
about this picture that got a lot of attention of
you with hair that’s not– I’m just going to
pretend like I don’t know that this picture is going up. [LAUGHTER] Yeah. Here. Look straight ahead. Oh, yeah. Is that for this thing
you’re doing now? That’s me not camera ready? [LAUGHTER] That was me four hours ago
before I hit the makeup. [LAUGHTER] No. The job I finished up
close to the North Pole was fairly intense. So at the end of films usually
I like to do something. It might even be
as simple as paint a nail black or something,
get a haircut, a shower. And I decided to
dye my hair when I came back to Los Angeles. So I went to Rite
Aid and spent about– spent about $80 on
L’Oréal’s finest. And how long did you
keep it like that? It went [BLEEP]. It went bad. Yeah? Yeah. I kept it like that for about– well, that was I
think color five. Oh, really? Yeah. It went purple. And then it went piss yellow. Uh-huh. And then it went whatever
the hell that is. Gray. Foxy, silver gray. Yeah, foxy– And then I had somebody come
by the house and fix it. Yeah. Yeah. A friend. Yeah. Well, it’s– Terrible! No. It’s fine like that. Misguided. But yeah. It was something to
kill a few hours. Now, what are you
playing in this new movie that you’re about to do? I’m playing Oz Cobblepott,
I’m playing a character known as the Penguin. Uh-huh. Oh, in Batman. Yeah. Yes. You’re playing the Penguin. Yeah. [APPLAUSE] Yeah. Thank you. The reviews are in. I did well. Uh-huh. Do you start tomorrow? No. I start in about two weeks. Two weeks? Yeah. Now, your kids must be
happy that you’re in Batman. No. They’re sick of me
being a bad guy. Aw. Yeah. Which apparently reading
between the lines leads me to believe
that they think I’m OK. Yeah. Clearly. Can I ask you– this is something
I learned today– that you took your kid. You don’t let your kids see
your movies, cause a lot of them are kind of– Well, I wish I had a choice. They don’t want to. [LAUGHTER] You’re right. I don’t let them see. I keep them away. I have them locked
where they can’t reach. Cause some of them
are kind of heavy. Yeah. A lot of them through the years. And yet, you took your
youngest kid to see It. Oh. What is wrong with you? How can you take– how old was he? That was a parental dropping of
the ball of epic proportions. That’s a scary movie. No. I didn’t take him. We watched it at home. And we watched half of it. And I could discern
a certain discomfort that was emanating from
his eight-year-old body. And then we watched the
second half the next day, and then he was fine. He was fine. But I won’t be– yeah. Good one, Colin. Yeah. That’s good to show
an eight year old kid. We watched it before
bed one night. Oh. I know. I mean, I really
dropped the ball. Yeah. So let’s talk about the
Arctic where you filmed. Right? Where exactly? Svalbard, Ellen. Now, you and Portia, you
must go there someday. It looks very cold. It’s not as cold as it looks. Really? It’s very easy to get to. It is simultaneously easy
to get to and the most remote place I’ve ever
been, and somewhere where I felt the kind of
vastness, and the beauty, and the power of nature
like I’ve never felt before. And I’ve been lucky
enough in my life to see some really
beautiful naturescapes. But this was– Yeah. Yeah. Look at that lad. Wait. You’re just sitting there. And it’s just– Yeah. We shot this thing for the BBC. And it was set up in
kind of Davis Straits, off the West coast of Greenland. And the director, Andrew
Haigh, who wrote it as well– it’s based on a novel– he wanted to go up there. And for four weeks,
there was three boats. Wow. A crew of 150 people. No land within 400 miles of us. We were 600 miles
from the North Pole. Look at that. Yeah. I mean, these are all pictures
I took on my camera phone. You know? I was told we were the most
northern production that’s ever shot, outside of obviously
documentaries and stuff. Show the picture of him
jumping in the water. Oh, damn you. I mean, that must have
been freezing cold. Well, I had an extra few– [LAUGHING] Oh! Come on. Why did you do that? Why did you do that? Why did I agree to
let you show that? Anyway, why did I do that? Cause it was fun. It was a challenge. They talk about,
what’s it called? The polar plunge. Yeah. We all did it,
the cast and crew. Wow. I’m a bit obsessed
with going back. But you and Portia,
you should– you go up. You fly from Oslo, through. You stop in [INAUDIBLE]. We’ll talk to our travel agent. Oh, yeah. [LAUGHTER] All right. Yeah. Well get there. Yeah. You should definitely do it. It’s so beautiful. All right. I have the guy as well to give
you the number of the guy. We’ll go. I’ll give you that. We’ll be back. So The Gentleman is you,
Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant. Charlie Hunnam and Michelle
Dockery, Eddie Marsan, a bunch of amazing actors. And Guy Ritchie directs this. Guy Ritchie wrote and directed. And yeah, it’s kind of a
throwback to his earlier films that he kind of
became renowned for, Lock Stock and Two Smoking
Barrels and Snatch. It’s a Dublin– or not Dublin. It’s a London gangland story
about an expat, an American who has built up this
marijuana dynasty and is trying to sell it on. He’s reached a
stage in his career where he doesn’t want to
know any more about it. And then the sharks
start circling. They hear that he’s
selling his business. And people try and
move in on his turf. And I play Coach, who’s
this local lad who looks after a bunch of young
boxers, who get involved with the wrong side of the law. And I try and bail them out. And I get caught in this very
dramatic story, violent story. And you get to– I mean, really you don’t get to
use your own accent that often. But you get to just
talk the way you talk. Yeah. Just a foul mouthed Irishman. Yeah. So it wasn’t too
much of a stretch. And you wear a lot of
fancy tracksuits in this. A lot. Yeah. Dodgy. Yeah. Yeah. He had a theme. But it made sense. It made sense for
these boys, cause I’m trying to create kind
of a sense of community in their lives, and a
sense a uniformality. So it made sense. I like it. But I won’t be wearing
it off camera very much. Oh, I think they’re fine. Thank you. I kept the Adi-das. You what? I kept the Adi-das sneakers. What you call them? Adidas? Yeah. Not Adi-das. I’m like, what are you
talking about, Adi-das? Same spelling. [LAUGHTER] Same spelling. Adi-das. Come on. What about those Nikes? You like the Nikes? Paul Air Bear were
gorgeous in Svalbard. Aw. It’s called The Gentleman. It opens in theaters
this Friday. We’ll be right back.

19 Replies to “Colin Farrell Dropped the Parental Ball by Watching ‘It’ with His Son”

  1. Geez Ellen, I was interested in Colin's description of how one travels to the area. You will find out later …. but not us.

  2. I really like the fact that he was trying to promote the Northern Straights and Channels. Would of loved to hear how he travelled. People don't get to talk anymore.

  3. Ah, what a gem
    It's funny cause he's so outgoing and energetic, but super shy sometimes. ~ He seems like a really nice guy

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