Colin Farrell feels like he’s ‘representing Ireland’ when filming overseas

Irish actor Colin Farrell has revealed he always felt like he was “representing Ireland” when traveling abroad to make films.

Farrell was speaking at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival and spoke to festival director Gráinne Humphreys on Thursday about his experiences with the Irish.

“I always felt like when I left I was representing Ireland in some way. I mean I wasn’t wearing the shirt and stuff and it wasn’t a competition , but I always felt like people were really nice to me when I got home. . Like, they really were,” Farrell told Humphreys.

The actor said he expected ‘a few slaps’ when he was in Irish pubs because he thought someone would ‘take one’ on him, but said the Irish were always “very decent”.

“Everyone was always very decent and I always felt there was a bit of pride or something.”

The ‘In Bruges’ and ‘Miami Vice’ star spoke to Humphreys about his previous experiences at the Dublin International Film Festival and reflected on his 2001 appearance at the festival after his breakthrough role in ‘Tigerland’.

“There was a sense of shared excitement, and I always felt that to be honest with you,” Farrell said.

He said there was a celebratory atmosphere at the 2001 festival due to his triumphant return from the United States and said people were really happy that a young actor from Dublin had made his mark on the United States.

“A kid from Dublin happened to come back after having had a bit of success in America and it was a big party, and it was really nice to be at the center of that. It was really lovely. It It was a lovely, lovely welcome.”

Farrell said he gets “substance” every time he returns home to Ireland, especially when attending the Dublin International Film Festival.

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