Advertisement

Colin Farrell Was So Hungover During 'Minority Report' One Line Took 56 Takes

The actor revealed he had a very simple request while filming 'Minority Report'.

Farrell, who starred alongside Tom Cruise in the 2002 futuristic sci-fi thriller, said that he made the request -- or demand -- that he not work the day after his 25th birthday.

"I said, ‘Please don’t have me working on June 1st, ­because my birthday is May 31st," the actor told The Mirror, "I thought a 100 million ­dollar film would at least listen to that ­request... but I worked."

Unfortunately for Farrell, he ended up going on a bit of a bender saying that he didn't sleep whatsoever, and had to turn up to work the next day.

READ MORE: The Tragic Life Of Hollywood's Favourite Leading Man Keanu Reeves

"The Lobster" Photocall - The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Farrell has been sober for 13 years now. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.

Farrell had to shoot a scene where he delivered the line: "I’m sure you’ve all grasped the fundamental paradoxical pre-crime methodology," a line he still remembers to this day because of the sheer amount of times he had to deliver it.

"It caused so much panic and anxiety," Farrell said, "It should be on my tombstone."

Farrell's sister was also on the set following his big birthday night out, but couldn't stick around watching the actor deliver his line 56 times.

"I was a disaster," he admitted.

The 43-year-old has been sober for 13 years now, last year the actor checked into a rehab facility in Arizona as a "preemptive measure" after a hectic filming schedule pushed him to his limits.

The actor admitted he had "basically been drunk or high" since he was 14-years-old, but said his old partying ways never took a toll on his work. With the exception of the 56 takes.

Featured image: 20th Century Fox.