Colin Farrel He has won his second Golden Globe for ‘Inisherin’s Banshee’, after the one he won in 2009 for his work in ‘Hiding in Bruges’, again for a McDonagh film, but the truth is that the actor was not always well recognizedand did not have a great experience with the release of Oliver Stone’s epic ‘Alexander the Great’.
Farrell revealed during a Hollywood Reporter actor roundtable. than the 2004 film starring Angelina Jolie and Val Kilmer as her real parents, made him question his acting ability.
“Expectations are a dangerous thing. Alexander’ was a story Oliver Stone had dreamed of since he was in college. So as big as it was, as global as it was, as political as it was, as exciting as it was, as violent as it was, and as sensual as it was, it was really personal, for Oliver and for me. ”.
The production of the historical epic about the ancient Macedonian general and king Alexander the Great it took six months to film on three continents with a cast that included Anthony Hopkins, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson and Christopher Plummer:
“When I say ‘expectations,’ we all already had our tuxedos ready for the award shows. I’m not even kidding, we were like, ‘Okay guys, we’re off to the Oscars. And then the reviews came out and I remember someone being like, ‘Oh, gosh, it’s not good.’ And my publicist said, ‘It’s really not good.’ I said, ‘Well, what do you mean ‘not good’?’
There were no Rotten Tomatoes then, so they had all the reviews in print, and one after another they told me to pack my bags, I’d been found out: ‘Alexander the Boring,’ ‘Alexander the Inarticulate,’ ‘Alexander the Lazy. I was like, ‘Shit.’ I thought, ‘What can I do?’ I felt so ashamed. I found myself in a place where to everyone I met I wanted to say, ‘Have you seen “Alexander”? If so, I’m so sorry.’ I wasn’t going to pay them back the $20 million, but…”
After that experience, the actor remembers how it was raised that he was not worth as an actor.
“And then after that, yes, I questioned. I said, ‘I’m just shit at it.’ I’m a fucking actor. I have discovered’. I came on the scene with a little bit of grit and a little bit of Irish this and that, ‘Fuck I don’t give a shit,’ but when you’re 23 and you actually care a lot, it really made me go, ‘I don’t know.’ . What I had to do was reconnect with the Colin who went to an acting class when he was 17 years old. And not just the guy that he was the first time around, but more importantly the guy that came back for the second time.”