Colin Farrell accidentally disses new movie

Colin Farrell seemed to accidentally diss his new movie, upcoming horror remake Fright Night, in front of thousands of theater owners this week at the annual CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas. In it, he plays a as a vicious vampire who moves to the suburbs. The 34-year-old Irish actor admitted he was a big fan of the 1985 original, saying, “I heard they were remaking Fright Night and went, ‘Ah, god, remake! Hollywood, so dull!’ And I read the script and really hoped I didn’t like it, and I did. It was fun.” But then he went on to add something that had even his sister thumping her forehead, later telling him “D’oh.” He informed the audience, “I don’t think I’ll have a copy of this version in my library, but I have the original at home,” which got nervous laughs from the audience. “And since [the old film] still exists, maybe this film will bring that film to a whole new audience and maybe some fans of the original, like myself, can enjoy this one as well.” When Entertainment Weekly later asked what he meant, he said, “Yeah, I knew that would be picked up! What I meant was [I wouldn’t own it] because I’m in the f—ing thing!” He explained that he hates to watch himself in movies, because it makes him cringe. “It’s always uncomfortable,” he admitted.

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  1. Andrea • March 31, 2011 @ 12:19 AM

    Too funny. I love Colin Farrell, he always says what’s on his mind.

  2. Chris • March 31, 2011 @ 1:36 AM

    I’m in film school right now and at the end of each term we showcase our work of the school as a group. Whenever im showcased in some work i can never watch it, i put my head down and wait for it to be over because i hate to see myself on screen. I know how he feels about seeing himself on screen. Obviously im not to his calibre and obviously millions of people aren’t watching me act, but im just saying i know what he means, and its an incredibly uncomfortable feeling.

  3. Age A • March 31, 2011 @ 10:17 AM

    I know how he feels…whenever I see myself on screen or tube I think that I look strange…no one views themselves as others do…same with your voice…it always sounds funny to whom ever owns it.

  4. Mii • March 31, 2011 @ 12:25 PM

    I haven’t heard of this guy in years

  5. Mark • March 31, 2011 @ 12:31 PM

    Honesty is such a lonely word…. apologies to Billy J. Colin you rock, for those who got their knickers in a knot, get a life!

  6. Kathleen • March 31, 2011 @ 4:27 PM

    Yeh, I think he’s great! never mind that he might’ve had a few choice words about this film–at least he tried to “correct” what he’d said. More power to him! A hunk and a half!! Good actor too!

  7. LuvMyVamps! • March 31, 2011 @ 10:57 PM

    You tell em’ Colin!!!

  8. mid • April 1, 2011 @ 2:46 AM

    ahh an honest actor how rare!

  9. Cathy • April 1, 2011 @ 11:00 AM

    One of the coolest actors around.

  10. Germain • April 1, 2011 @ 2:39 PM

    I think he’s right, it will suck. Pun intended.

  11. C-Dub • April 2, 2011 @ 10:43 AM

    I know what he means about seeing yourself on screen and you will critisize worse than your critics ever could. When I was younger that movie scared the crap out of me. I watch it now and it’s a joke. I think this one could be better but I’m sick of all the vampire stuff out there. Let’s move on people.

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