Irish actor and former infamous ladies’ man Colin Farrell has said he would be perfectly happy to remain single for the rest of his life.
The Dublin-born actor admitted in an interview with Loaded that he feels some people need to accept that marriage is not for them.
“I don’t have any pressure at all about being single. I’m fine as a single man,” he told the magazine.
“I believe in relationships and marriage and people sharing their lives. But marriage isn’t for everybody. I believe some people need to be single their whole lives, whether through choice or lack of fortune. I don’t believe in any one way.”
Although that’s not completely set in stone. “I change my opinion on this so many times,” he continued. “I’ll change it between lunch and dinner.”
Farrell currently stars in "The Lobster" opposite Rachel Weisz, an obscure film shot in Co. Kerry based on a dystopian near future in which single people are given 45 days to marry before being turned into wild animals and set into the woods.
“To me it does question societal convention and tribal convention and it does question the nature and the very fabric of loneliness and the things that we do to escape our loneliness,” he previously told Deadline Hollywood.
“How easily we as a human race can become duped under the kind of craftily designed power structures that are constructed by governments and religions.”
In his own acknowledgment that marriage may not be in his future, he feels that "The Lobster" hits on “the pressures society puts on the notion that life isn’t validated if it’s lived alone.”
The Dubliner, who will turn 40 in May, has long lived in Los Angeles and admits that he hasn’t dated anyone in the last four years. Instead, Farrell has been occupied with turning his life around and concentrating on raising his two sons, James, 12, and Henry, 6.
“Going out drinking is boring,” Farrell said. “Been there done that. It’s so very passé – it’s very 2005.”
“I live pretty healthy, I must say. I certainly live healthier than I ever thought I would. It’s not really an exercise in vanity, though I wouldn’t say vanity isn’t in the building at all.”
If he does return to the dating scene, however, he knows exactly what he doesn’t want.
“I wouldn’t look for any quality of mine in anyone else,” he said.
“I’m trying to get away from myself. Jesus! There’s no part of me that interests me, excites me or gets me off enough to look for it in somebody else.”