Colin Farrell credits his 6-year-old son James with helping him to make some positive – and much-needed – changes in his life.
The 32-year-old In Bruges star, who reveals that he has a “propensity for addiction,” recently talked in an Irish TV interview about his early days in Hollywood.
“I had a blast of a time. I went over to Los Angeles and it was handed to me on a plate, parties in the Playboy mansion and this and that and the other,” he says. “The negative aspect to all this good fortune was loneliness. I never figured it out. I just had a broken heart and was profoundly sad. I had all these wonderful things in my life and yet I found myself at this point.”
Colin, who went through rehab in 2005, goes on to say of his son James, “I don’t know if I would be here if I hadn’t had him. He was a huge part of me going in and making certain changes in my life.”
Colin’s son James was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, a neuro-genetic disorder that affects speech and movement, when he was a year old. The proud dad opened up last year about James, who he says is “nothing but a gift.”
“I look around and I see people who move perfectly, who walk with grace, who speak with great diction and clarity and a great use of the English language and we’re all miserable f**kers – including me, at times. And then I see this fella who doesn’t move the way what’s perceived to be ‘normal’ is, and he’s as happy as can be.”