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.
“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.