Farrell cries at own film

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell feels pathetic for crying at his latest film.

The 37-year-old actor has starred in some big screen hits like Phone Booth, S.W.A.T. and In Bruges, but his latest project, Saving Mr. Banks, made the tears fall.

The film also stars Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson and focuses on the 1964 Walt Disney Studios production of Mary Poppins.

When Nick Grimshaw from BBC Radio 1 told him he cried watching the film, the actor said he wasn’t alone.

“I did too and I’m in it, so how pathetic is that?” he laughed. “I think Emma Thompson just rips you from one side of the room to the other emotionally; there’s something particularly raw about what she does in this.”

Colin plays the ill-tempered and alcoholic-yet-loving father of Emma’s character, Pamela, in flashback scenes to her childhood in Australia.

This meant the actors didn’t share a scene together, which Colin was disappointed about.

“I wish I had have worked with Emma man, I wish,” he said during the radio interview.

“We had dinner together and hung out a little bit, she’s wicked. So funny, clever and kind. An amazing woman; I adore her.”

Colin has worked with megastars including Tom Cruise, Jeff Bridges and Angelina Jolie during his career but admitted he can still be in awe of a co-star.

When it happens Colin added it’s embarrassing for him.

“[It's] mortifying but you assume they have already known up until that point that they have known you are a bit of a fan anyway,” he said.

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