Colin Farrell thinks there’s a double standard for women when it comes to bad behavior


Jeremy Piven (left) and Colin Farrell.
Jeremy Piven (left) and Colin Farrell. 

Colin Farrell thinks Lindsay Lohan and other unhinged female celebs have been unfairly picked on because they’re women.

The formerly wild Farrell has his priorities straight these days – his two young sons are first and foremost – but he has sympathy for the likes of Lohan, whose troubles have been well documented.

“There’s an unbelievable hypocrisy going on here,” Farrell told The Irish Times last week.

“No matter how bad I was in years gone by, there was always someone who was prepared to cheer me on: ‘That Colin Farrell is a real lad, sure he’s hilarious.’ Nobody cheers for women going a bit mad.

Even if they’re doing something that 200 other people are doing in a nightclub down the road. It’s a total double standard.”

Farrell, who has a supporting role in the Tom Hanks film Saving Mr. Banks which debuts just before Christmas, says he has no time for a relationship in his life given that he focuses most of his energy on sons James, 10, and Henry, four.  But that doesn’t mean he’s completely celibate, as he, um, delicately explained.

“It’s intense making time for the boys,” he says. “I mean I still get the odd random roll or leg-over. But I don’t even know where I’d go to meet somebody.”

And he’s not interested in dating a fellow star.

“An actor and an actress together? Ah here. It works for some people. But Jaysus. You end up with four people in the relationship: two actors and two mirrors. You know what I mean?”


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