Giving up smoking is no easy feat – and different methods work for different people. But it wasn’t Nicorette patches or chewing gum that quelled Irish actor Colin Farrell’s cravings – he gave up the bad habit by writing a break up letter.
Yep, Colin got rid of his cigs by dumping tobacco via pen and paper, and he swore that the bizarre ritual was effective.
The True Detective star told Men’s Health:
“I wrote a breakup letter to the Spirit of Tobacco. I got a frying pan and tossed the letter with a load of tobacco, put some paraffin over it, and lit a match that sent a big, wallowing cloud up into the sky. Then I didn’t have a cigarette for another two years.”
Although we’re not one to judge – whatever works for you! – we can’t help but scratch our heads about how Colin came up with that idea! Maybe he got some inspiration from a particular episode of Friends…
Colin also opened up to the magazine about being single for the past five years.
“It’s not that I don’t get lonely sometimes, but I’m okay about it,” he said. “The most significant aspect of my life lives far away from anywhere that a camera is needed. You play the part and do interviews but don’t overextend yourself or put on a mask or change your name.
“Because when you get home, the only thing that matters is your son is not eating his turkey sandwiches and he’s not into avocado anymore, so you have to find something new that he’ll eat for lunch.”
He looks great on the front cover, wearing a simple white tee and pair jeans and slicked back hair.