Having played other people on screen for 25 years, Colin Farrell says there’s no role more difficult than playing himself.
Daily Mail’s Richard Eden reports the actor, 46, said: ‘You can’t not bring yourself to the party. You’re always there,’
Colin’s most recent role is supervillain Penguin in The Batman, the latest big-screen portrayal of the caped crusader.
‘You can’t not bring yourself to the party. You’re always there’: Colin Farrell has claimed there is no role more difficult than playing yourself – (pictured in July)
He continued: ‘You know, if something’s not right in your personal life then going into work and getting the opportunity to play someone else for a few hours is not going to help.’
The former Ballykissangel actor has since gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars.
Colin Farrell wowed audiences after transforming into Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot/The Penguin in the hit film The Batman, starring Robert Pattison in the titular role.
The superhero story grossed a whopping $770 million at the worldwide box office,
And now the actor is back in the role and shooting the upcoming spinoff series that follows The Penguin as he rises through the ranks of Gotham’s criminal underworld, according to Variety.
Transformation: Farrell was unrecognizable decked out in his costume as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin in The Batman
Filming for the HBO Max straight-to series drama about The Penguin was slated to begin in mid-June, according to Dark Knight News.
‘The world that Matt Reeves created for The Batman is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot,’ Farrell told Variety.
‘I couldn’t be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become The Penguin. Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem.’
Lauren LeFranc will serve double duty on the series as a writer and showrunner.
The director of The Batman, Matt Reeves, will executive produce with Dylan Clark, who also worked as a producer of The Batman.
Ongoing: The shoot for The Batman spinoff series was slated to begin in mid-June