Colin Farrell Talks Manscaping His ‘Retro Bush’ For First Sex Scene


Colin Farrell

Actor Colin Farrell has revealed to Ellen DeGeneres a manscaping mishap he had while filming his very first sex scene.

He was filming the 2000 war drama Tigerland (pictured, left), the hunky Irish actor’s very first American movie.

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“There was a sex scene in it, and I was very nervous because I’d never done a sex scene,” Colin told Ellen.

“I went up to the director, Joel Schumacher, and I had a dressing gown on and nothing underneath. I was obviously so nervous that I lost my mind for a second because I opened my dresssing gown and I said, ‘Is it a bit…? Is it a bit…?’

“Because, like most men, I had what you could refer to as ‘retro bush.’”

Realising he had some manscaping to do, Farrell went to the hair and makeup department and asked to borrow a beard trimmer.

“I went into my trailer, I got a bin and I put it [between my legs],” he explained.

“I was nervous and I trimmed the right side a little bit, and obviously I had to match it, so I trimmed the left. But I overshot the mark by a little bit, so I had to get back in and approach the right again.

“I overshot that, and at this stage, I was sweating. I went back in and re-approached the landing on the left, and then I looked down and I had a little landing strip — a lovely, lovely little landing strip.”

Colin was telling the story, which had Ellen close to tears, as part of her Celebrity Confessions segment to earn $10,000 for celebrities’ favourite charities.

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