Exclusive! Colin Farrell opens up to VIP about missing home when he’s in LA

The Dubliner turned on the charm at The Lobster premiere last night

Colin cut a dapper figure in his three piece |VIP Ireland
Colin cut a dapper figure in his three piece |VIP Ireland

He may have moved to LA almost 15 years ago, but Hollywood heart-throb Colin Farrell admitted to VIP last night that there’s no place like home.

The A-lister, who was born and bred in Castleknock, was back in Dublin last night and said he was enjoying catching up with friends and family away from the madness of Los Angeles.

Hundreds of fans gathered outside the Light House cinema in Smithfield to try and get the star’s autograph, as he walked the red carpet to promote his new movie The Lobster, co-starring Oscar winner Rachel Weisz.

Looking dapper as ever in a grey three-piece suit for the event, the 39-year-old told us: “Ah listen, this is home to me, it makes sense to me in ways America can’t. I’m still not fully used to it over there and I probably never will be!”

So what is it he misses most about being at home? Going for walks, apparently!

“I mean it’s that sense of community – whether it’s walking to the shop, walking to the neighbour’s house, walking to the pub… I mean don’t get me wrong, I go for walks in LA, but I walk on my own, with no particular direction in mind,” he said.

There's no place like home for the star! |VIP Ireland
There’s no place like home for the star! |VIP Ireland

“I do love it in Los Angeles, I have my group of mates there, my kids are there, but you miss the closeness and the community of Ireland all the time.”

However, Colin – who shot to fame in nineties drama Ballykissangel – said it “wasn’t his decision” whether he would eventually settle on our Emerald Isle, as his children’s lives are in America and he is fully committed to them.

And the True Detective actor, who is currently single after years of dating the world’s most beautiful women, has never lost his Irish charm: VIP asked him if any ladies over here have caught his eye, and he responded in trademark flirty style.

With his Lobster co-star Ariane Labed |VIP Ireland
With his Lobster co-star Ariane Labed |VIP Ireland

“My eyes, both of them, you can see where they are this moment,” he said. “Sorry to be so literal in my response!” We really didn’t mind, Colin!

His new movie tells the bizarre story of a dystopian future where single people are arrested and transferred to an eerie hotel, where they are obliged to find a partner within 45 days – If they fail, they are transformed into an animal.

The Lobster goes on general release on October 16.

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