Colin Farrell: Sober Sex Is “Terrifying”
Colin Farrell opens up about the terrors of sober sex and his infamous homemade porn in a new Elle interview.
A decade ago, the actor infamously starred in a sex tape with Playboy model Nicole Narain, an experience he doesn’t sound eager to repeat.
“The whole thing was horrifying,” says Farrell of the footage, for which he was offered $5 million.
He continues, “You know, press record. Taboo. Isn’t this interesting. You should have taken the tape with you. I was deposed for four hours explaining why I didn’t want it to be released. God forbid it’s an On Demand movie in a hotel room and my mother says, ‘Oh, I haven’t seen this work of my son’s,’ and hits purchase.”
Farrell got sober eight years ago, which changed everything.
Asked whether he was worried about taking to women without the help of alcohol, the actor says, “I worried I wouldn’t be able to talk, full stop. I hadn’t uttered a word sober in about 15 years.”
As for sex?
“I made love to a woman about two and a half years after I got clean, and it was one of the most terrifying moments of my life,” Farrell tells Elle. “It was in the afternoon. The windows and the curtains were open. It was lovely, and, to be crass, it wasn’t fucking. She was very gentle. But it was terrifying. Because I was just used to drunkenness and dark rooms and clubs and toilets and wherever.”
Farrell says he believes “very much” in monogamy… as a concept, if not a practice.
“I’ve had arguments with friends about this,” he explains. “For me, I don’t know if it’s possible. I’m not saying it’s not possible. I have been monogamous in relationships. But I’m not in a relationship now. So they haven’t worked. So it wouldn’t stand up in court.”
What do you think about what Farrell has to say?