Colin Farrell dishes the dirt on the truth that he auditioned for Irish boyband Boyzone


Colin Farrell
During an interview with Yahoo!UK for the release of his remake of ‘Total Recall,’ Irish celebrity Colin Farrell chatted about his youth - including how he was recruited for boy band Boyzone, and that he had dreamed of becoming a footballer.

Farrell spared no details in describing when he was approached by Louis Walsh to audition for Boyzone when he was only 17 years old.

"So I was on a dance floor in Dublin and I was 17, in leather trousers and a rubber T-shirt - I'll spare no embarrassing details - when Louis Walsh came up to me and said, 'I'm forming a band, they're going to be huge, do you want to be in it?'

"I said yeah so I want to an audition the next day and there were 150 lads outside the door with various spray-tans, tight t-shirts et cetra. I went in and sang 'Careless Whisper' twice... they asked me to sing it again because they couldn't believe how shocking I was!"

Farrell also added that when he was young, he wanted to be a footballer. A true Dubliner!