Staying busy on the promotional trail, Colin Farrell dropped into Paris, France for a “Total Recall” photocall today (July 9).
The Hotel Costes was the place to be this morning, as the “Recruit” stud showed up to work his magic for the press and field a few questions.
During a recent interview, Colin talked about his experience getting back into the big budget film genre with “Total Recall.”
"I found it continuously challenging, not just in a physical way, but in an emotional way and in an intellectual way, and hopefully that comes across. And there’s action sequences so spectacular that it’ll be worth your two hours and ten dollars – or your ten euros!"
He explained, "I’m playing a man who’s told his life isn’t what he thought it was, the people in his life aren’t who he thought they were and he isn’t who he thought he was. The whole film then is a journey from this man awakening to the ideas of identity and past and being robbed of everything you were and everything you believed, without even knowing what these things are. So, there were plenty of existential questions for me to think about during the making of the film."
As for his physical preparations for the flick- "I’ve spent enough time in the last ten or twelve years messing around with diets for films, I know a little bit about nutrition. I watched what I ate and made sure I got 150 grams of protein every day, and worked out fairly hard. I couldn’t quite reach the Olympian levels of a certain predecessor of mine, but there was sufficient backstory for the character that he had some military training in his life so I knew I had to be bigger than I was when I agreed to do it.”