Colin Farrell gained 40 lbs: would you kick him out of bed for eating burgers?


Colin Farrell still makes my teeth sweat. I was looking at these ^^ pictures of him walking into Jimmy Kimmel’s show from Tuesday and found him so hot I kind of forgot what I was supposed to write about. Colin is making the rounds to promote his movie with Rachel Weisz, The Lobster, which went into wide release May 13. In the movie, set in a dystopian future that has outlawed being single, his character David needs to fall in love in 45 days or be turned into an animal. To help us believe that Colin would have any problem finding love, he altered his person enough to look slightly less hot. The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos thought that instead of making the character too thin, he should be “soft,” so Colin gained 40 pounds in 8 weeks by eating cheeseburgers for breakfast.

He’s usually quite svelte.

So when Colin Farrell was asked to gain weight for the upcoming film The Lobster, he had to take some drastic measures.

The 39-year-old actor told Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday just how he went about gaining the weight needed for the role in the critically acclaimed dramedy.

When asked about his epic weight gain, the actor gave a little background as to why he had to accumulate the pounds for the role.

‘I gained about 40 to 45 pounds. The director said if he [the character] was too thin then there would be “a psychological issue, we don’t want to confuse the audience.”‘

He went on to detail his nutrition regimen, which went on for eight weeks before the shoot.

‘I ate cheeseburgers for breakfast, for 48 hours,’ he revealed, before cheekily describing another weight gain secret.

‘You get used to sleeping with crumbs in the bed, my first meal of the day for two months was whatever crumbs I didn’t get to finish the night before.’

[From the Daily Mail]

Colin said later in the interview that he took the 40 pounds off in 8 weeks as well and that it sucked. I am not sure how much sway I have in Hollywood but I would like to outlaw weight as a talking point for actors. I don’t want to hear about them gaining it or losing it or even lifting it. They can do it all they want but just stop talking about it. At least during this interview (posted below), Colin tried to stress that this is something that actors have to do for their job and in no way is it safe to gain and lose that kind of weight so quickly. I am, however, fairly certain the only reason he brought up the whole topic of crumbs in the bed was to taunt us into answering the question of kicking him out.

Wednesday night, Colin stopped by Conan O’Brien. With next Tuesday being Colin’s 40th birthday, he admitted he is in denial about his age. He told Conan, “I read a script a couple of months ago and it said the character, Sam, was middle-aged and I was like, what the f—.” So he fired his agent.

He was only teasing about firing his agent, though, which is good as it is looking like True Detective Season 3 is not happening.




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  1. WindowChair5 says:

    This guy is still hot. I can’t believe he’s 40 as he looks fantastic. I can’t tell if he’s had work done on his face or not but regardless…HOT!

    • Kitten says:

      In the past, I’ve never been attracted to him but after reading so many nice stories about him, I really dig the guy. Don’t disappoint me, Colin!

      • HQ says:

        He tried to pick up a 17 year old while making this movie, she had a pic of them together and then wrote about their date. There were other blog entries that were sexual in nature – some people thought it was Colin but I believe just one was about him and she didn’t shag him. But I think that was her call not his.
        He now has a young girlfriend, but no one seems to care anymore about who he’s with, so no info on her. She looks about 24-25 which is good for him since, with all his self improvements, he is still a little behind maturity wise from all those years of drinking and drug use.

  2. Becks says:

    I would never kick him out of bed. Never! 😜😍

  3. leidub311 says:


  4. LadyMTL says:

    Hot damn, I think I’ve just rekindled my lost Colin Farrell lust. The man is looking good! As someone who is also turning 40 this year (albeit not for a few more months) I am now even more hopeful about what the new decade will bring, lol.

  5. Ayra. says:

    He’s a twice my age, but man.. he looks good. Very good, then his accent has me weak.

  6. Capt. Mo says:

    No, he’s so handsome and rich he probably just gets away with whatever he wants. I’d be in no position to turn him away ;)

  7. holly hobby says:

    He sure cleaned up! I remember at one point he was sort of greasy and dirty but he looks fine now!

  8. Nancy says:

    Hell no I’d never kick him out of bed he has always been fine as hell to me!

  9. Kitten says:

    I gained so much respect for him as an actor on the last season of True Detective. He really tried to do his best with that mess and his acting was the only good part of TD:S2 for me. Honestly, without Farrell it would have been entirely unwatchable for me.

  10. HK9 says:

    I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating burgers, crackers, popcorn, M&Ms……. I really can’t think of anything. :-)

  11. Lilacflowers says:

    The Lobster is a weird film. I usually like weird films but this one left me cold.

  12. bcgirl says:

    Conan is still on tv?

  13. Gatita says:

    “Colin Farrell still makes my teeth sweat.” hahaha so stealing this!

    • nicegirl says:

      yes, that line is killing me, so funny, love it. Great work, H.

      It fits, because it’s COLIN FARRELL.

  14. OriginallyBlue says:

    As long as the burgers weren’t the only thing he was eating. He is so hot.

  15. T.Fanty says:

    Colin Farrell PLUS cheeseburgers in bed? I can’t tell you how much that combination turns me on.

  16. themummy says:

    This man just does it for me…whoa…. I feel like I’m blushing just looking at him.

  17. KBeth says:

    I’d hit that like a screen door in a hurricane.

  18. ReineDidon says:

    I kind of get how he and Angelina Jolie would be a perfect match. The bad ass attitude and living the life on the edge… sometimes I wish I could quit my quiet life for a adrenaline filled life lol!
    Never quick him out of bed. Never!