Colin Farrell’s ‘retro bush’ fail
COLIN FARRELL has admitted to a cringeworthy on-set pubic hair incident.
Talking to Ellen DeGeneres about making his first US movie Tigerland back in 2000, the hunky Irish actor endearingly shared how nervous he had felt as he’d ‘never done a sex scene before’.
Concerned that his man bush might not be movie-ready, he sought advice from the film’s director — by basically flashing him.
‘I went up to the director Joel Schumacher in just a dressing gown and nothing underneath,’ he said.
‘I opened it up to him and referred to it as a retro bush.’
Clearly, Schumacher’s reaction was not favourable as Colin adds: ‘I decided I would go trim it.’
But his woes didn’t end there as he discovered — like many a ‘manscaper’ before him — that it’s tricky getting both sides to match up.
‘I went into my trailer, I got a bin, and I sat over the bin,’ he said.
‘And I trimmed the right side a little bit. Then obviously I had to match it, so I trimmed the left. But I overshot the mark a little bit, so I had to get back in and approach right again.
‘At this stage I was sweating, and then I looked down and I had a little landing strip — a lovely, lovely little landing strip.’
Author: Anna Thomson