Colin Farrell, Men's Health

Men's Health

Colin Farrell went to some seriously great lengths to quit his smoking habit.

The True Detective actor opened up to Men's Health about how he eventually stopped himself from picking up another cigarette and revealed his rather untraditional method to ditch the vice.

"I wrote a breakup letter to the Spirit of Tobacco," he told the mag. "I got a frying pan and tossed the letter with a load of tobacco, put some paraffin over it, and lit a match that sent a big, wallowing cloud up into the sky. Then I didn't have a cigarette for another two years." Well, whatever works…

The Irish star also opened up about how raising his two sons, James, 11, and Henry, 5, has taken priority over his career and dating life in recent years.

"It's not that I don't get lonely sometimes, but I'm okay about it," Farrell shared when asked how he feels about being single for five years.

"The most significant aspect of my life lives far away from anywhere that a camera is needed. You play the part and do interviews but don't overextend yourself or put on a mask or change your name."

He added, "When you get home, the only thing that matters is your son is not eating his turkey sandwiches and he's not into avocado anymore, so you have to find something new that he'll eat for lunch."

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