“I’d gotten tired of carrying guns, a little bit. I don’t know how I ended up carrying so many guns, I really don’t. I hate the f**king things!” Irish actor Colin Farrell told Total Film magazine. “I think I’d gotten tired of doing some films that were thematically quite similar – that revenge and retribution played a prominent role in.” So it’s official: Hollywood’s hoi polloi (e.g. Miramax movie mogul Harvey Weinstein) are coming out against firearms ownership and swearing off movies that rely heavily on gunplay. Note: unlike Harvey . . .
Colin’s been here before. And admits his moral “weakness.” “I’ve been saying for about three years I think I’m sick of doing films with guns and then I’m in Total Recall and I shoot 20 people. And then I go, ‘Aw, that’s it, no more guns!’ And then all of a sudden I’m in Philadelphia on a set with Noomi Rapace [for Dead Man Down] and I have a gun in my hands . . . If I got offered In Bruges tomorrow after saying, ‘No guns! No guns!’ and there was a gun in it, I’d do it in a flash.”