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Colin Farrell Talks 'Brutal' MISS JULIE Role & SAVING MR. BANKS

Colin Farrell Talks 'Brutal' MISS JULIE Role & SAVING MR. BANKSHollywood superstar Colin Farrell discusses his most recent big screen endeavor, SAVING MR. BANKS, as well as recounts one of the trickiest and toughest shoots of his life as part of the cast of Liv Ullmann's stage-to-screen adaptation of August Strindberg's MISS JULIE as part of a new interview.

Farrell candidly reports, "It's tough, as tough as this job can be. It was the toughest time I have had in 15 years by a mile."

Also, Farrell added of the shoot, "It was hard, it was brutal."

Filming took place on the prestige project in Ireland earlier this year, with Ullmann directing from her own script based on the iconic play.

"The behavior and the sustained cruelty and trauma are just brutal. It was cool, it was interesting but it was tough. I was glad to be done with it, like a few others. It was very challenging but it will be interesting to see what it becomes." Farrell states.

Plus, Farrell relates of his starry collaborators on the film, "We shot it in five weeks with the magic Liv Ullmann, Jessica Chastain and Sam Morton."

So, what's next now that SAVING MR. BANKS is in theaters and MISS JULIE is in the can? "I'd like to do a comedy. SAVING MR. BANKS was really weepy so I'd like to see the audience laugh," Farrell amusingly concludes.

MISS JULIE explores class and gender roles and largely centers around an aristocrat's daughter and her romance with a dashing young valet. Strindberg's 1888 play was highly controversial in its day for its frank discussions and depictions of sexuality. No release date has yet been announced for the film.

Check out the original article on the matter here.

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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro is BroadwayWorld's Chief Interviewer and Senior Editor, contributing exclusive columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Flash Fridays as well as additional special features and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more.