These are new photos from the London premiere of ‘A Winter’s Tale.’ You know, that movie that looks like crap with Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe. The one interesting part about this movie is it stars Jessica Brown Findlay, who I know and love from ‘Downton Abbey.’ She looks absolutely gorgeous in this Christian Dior dress.
Anyway, Colin has been promoting the new hot mess of a movie (even Huffington Post is calling it awful), and he sat down with ELLE Magazine for a very candid interview. He talks about his alcoholism, his sex tape (did you know he had one?) and what it was like for him to have sober sex, “was one of the most terrifying moments of my life.”
ELLE: If I asked all the women you’ve ever dated to agree on something about you, what would they say?
CF: That the exit is a lot more turbulent than the arrival, unfortunately. Building is always a gentler process than tearing down, it seems.
‘Winter’s Tale’ is a romantic epic. What movie do you find romantic?
The Bridges of Madison County is a fairly moving film: the idea of choosing history over fate, the life that could be lived. Part of her wants to go. And yet you understand she’s married to a good man and she has a family that she adores. There’s no right answer.
What’s the most over-the-top thing you’ve ever done for a woman?
This isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, but sometimes the more money spent, the more it diminishes the true essence of romance.
Okay, then. What’s the smallest, most intimate gesture?
I’m just trying to weed out the gold-diggers. [Laughs] I once spent a night with somebody in a ruin of a building in a very faraway land. There was no heat. It was dilapidated—about as unromantic as you could imagine. But we lit a fire and had sleeping bags and wine and a shitty old portable DVD player. The battery died halfway through It’s a Wonderful Life. That didn’t really matter. It wasn’t about getting to the end.
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