“I think I was 8 or 9 when I had a f*cking mad thing for Marilyn Monroe. I used to leave Smarties, the Irish equivalent of M&M’s, under my pillow with a little note saying, ‘I know you’re dead, but these are very f*cking tasty, and you should come have a few. I won’t tell anyone.'” Colin Farrell
Looking for the video of this. Not the retelling on Kimmel in 2017 but I think it was Jay Leno/TS 2006 maybe 2003. Watched clips but not finding it.
I looked too! I think the interview I remember seeing was well before 2017, he also talked about Elizabeth Taylor at the same time… I think. However, I can’t track the video down either but I did find the source of the original quote he gave: it’s in an interview from March, 2003 in Playboy.
(I edited the excerpt a bit)
PLAYBOY: How did Hollywood impress you when you were growing up?
FARRELL: I was always influenced by Steve McQueen, Brando, Clift. Ernest Borgnine I’ve seen in I don’t know how many f-ing movies. I think I was eight or nine when I had a f-ing mad thing for Marilyn Monroe. When I saw her movies, I’d just never seen anything like her. I fell madly in love with her and she was actually the first woman I ever fell in love with. I used to leave Smarties, the Irish equivalent of M&Ms, under my pillow with a little note saying, “I know you’re dead, but these are very f-ing tasty and you should come and have a few. I won’t tell anyone.” I’d get pissed off every night when I’d go up to bed and the f-ing Smarties would still be there. I couldn’t figure out why Marilyn didn’t just want to take one of my f-ing Smarties.
PLAYBOY: Why Marilyn in particular?
FARRELL: Even as a kid, you could look at her on-screen, look into her eyes, her face and see how sweet, insecure, gentle, weak and maybe afraid she was of the whole thing while embracing it with big open arms. Mix that up with the boldness…the fragility of a bird with a f-ing clipped wing. I mean, that would break a man’s heart every time.
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