Monday 21 January 2019

Colin tells of joy at True Detective role

COlin Farrell
COlin Farrell

Hollywood hunk Colin Farrell has spoken for the first time about landing a leading role in the second series of True Detective.

In what will be his first foray into TV in recent years, the Castleknock native has said he's "so excited" about doing the next instalment of the hit HBO series.

And he said the best thing about his new role is that it sees him based in his Californian home where he can spend quality time with his family.

"I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we're shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids," he said.

The first series of the HBO hit starring Matthew McConaughey (inset) and Woody Harrelson met with acclaim among TV fans but the second series will boast an entirely new cast.

Farrell went on to say how the names of the other cast members have yet to be confirmed.

"These are early days and all the powers-that-be are working out locations and schedules and trying to lock down the cast."

However, leading ladies Rachel McAdams and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss are rumoured to be vying for the part of a Californian sheriff driven to gambling and alcoholism by her dark past.


Colin said that the world of TV has changed dramatically in recent years with the quality of shows being produced going sky-high due to the likes of HBO and Netflix.

"HBO have raised the bar regarding production values and fundamentally the writing that all their shows are based on," he said.

"It's extraordinary, it has reached a new level. You get to familiarise yourself with characters week after week.

"You get to build a life that takes a while to experience as an actor and also that takes a while to experience as a viewer."

Despite being such a veteran performer, he admitted there's a "level of anxiety" about taking on a new project.

"That always makes itself apparent, whatever you're doing," he said.

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