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Colin Farrell & Jamie Lee Curtis | Actors on Actors
- Published on Dec 9, 2022 veröffentlicht
- In their Actors on Actors conversation Jamie Lee Curtis and Colin Farrell bond over how they met their partners through the film industry. Jamie talks about the deep emotions hidden in her multi-dimensional character from 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' and why being sober is so important to her acting. Colin Farrell analyzes the story of 'The Banshees of Inisherin' and what it has been like working with Martin McDonagh since 'In Bruges.'
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Colin Farrell should be a guest in every Actors on Actors season. Not only one of our best working actors, also one of our most eloquent.
@brintey speans same… tbh I’d love a show called Jamie Lee and Colin on actors. They are both so passionate and eloquent when they discuss their craft. I think we’d learn a lot about beloved films and actors because of the deep questions they would think and not be scared to ask. I know Jamie Lee Curtis is NOT shy.
Colin is “ours”, isn’t he, we claim him, don’t we? Jamie Lee, too, she is a treasure. What a sparkling, brilliant, brave, sweet, revelatory conversation between two kindred spirits. Congratulations to whoever decided to put these two in a room and roll cameras because this is art. Art heals. Thankful. Bless them both. 🙏🏻
He goes to far. He speaks non stop and interrupts Jamie too much.
I want to see Will Smith and Sly Stallone
And Sly Stallone and Cameron Diaz talk with each other
Totally agree with you 👏🏻😍
Colin Farrell: "There's art everywhere. There's art on the street, there's graffiti; the whole world is buzzing with people trying to articulate their confusions and trying to reach each other through the frivolity of laughter and entertainment, or the depth of soul-searching story, narrative and performance."
I've never heard this articulated so beautifully.
And on the go! I couldn't articulate that so beautifully if I had a whole day to come up with it lol
Very insightful and totally beautiful exploration about being human that Colin had in that moment.
This is why street photography is so important
@qwerttzizzi 31:06 yeah that entire speech of art gave me instant tears
@Mel Looney thx
Hahahaha, Colin interrupts Jamie so much. It'd normally be annoying but it's obvious it's coming from a place of childlike enthusiasm for his craft, and Jamie sees that clearly. It's like this manic eloquence that you can't help but love. Great discussion.
Jamie interrupts him a TON too
It’s an Irish thing. We’re talker and can’t wait to speak - sorry 😞
@What brings me Peace Well the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, her parents were class acts or so it seemed (one should never delve to deeply hahaha) but she was always came across sassy, and intelligent and yes you hit the nail on the head graceful and for me oh so beautiful and so totally underused. Aw well
@Sandman delightfully, though. I grew up loving Jamie as well. She's aged so gracefully. A real inspiration in a world of plastic faces.
@What brings me PeaceI hear ya loud and clear, and the other thing with the Irish is that even though we are speaking English they sometimes have to put up subtitles cause we talk too fast and the accents are thick. Yes he did come off slightly rude even I myself was telling him to breathe ( but I absolutely adore Jamie so I think I would have been the same with the excitement either that or the complete opposite frozen ) Jamie has been over to Ireland so much, bless she knows the score and so I hope both understood and forgave him. See what I mean , this could probably all have been said in one sentence but we Irish do tend to rabbit on.
the chemistry between these two is unreal. someone put them in a movie asap!!
@Kathy Rodriguez Torres Irish people don't go to pubs just for alcohol
That's just incidental
Completely secondary to conversation
We LOVE conversation, exploring themes and most of all having fun
@Lisa Disney she is scorpio
My God, Colin Farrell can talk! He is so brilliant, genuine, and poetic; it is quite lovely to listen to him!
He's amazing I love him...great actor
Not to be dramatic, but I kind of live for Actor on Actor interviews. And this one is the most beautiful conversation about the human experience and art that I’ve ever seen. Jamie and Colin are the best to do this.
Passion for life I see
They are interesting to listen to . They are true to there artistic form.
@JokerCrowe agreed. Best idea. Most regular interviewers just can’t connect with the artist and it’s painful to watch. Actors on actors is so much better.
Seriously, this premise is so genius, the person who came up with it deserves a raise 😁
@Natalie Manor Why not ALL of those things?
Jamie Lee Curtis is an icon, a legend and she is the moment.
Can we please see her in more comedies?
@Virtuoso you are my people!!
See 27.21...Jamie Lee Curtis...kudos to YOU!Take a bow.
We love a Wendy reference.
Now come on now
@J. B. True Lies! Why everybody always ignores True Lies??? GOD DAMMIT!
“We’re gonna die, and we’re gonna make mistakes.” Then they both talk about sobriety. Powerful.
Farrell is the world's MOST underrated actor. His acting has such depth and power.
I think he was a for decades but this far along i think everyone gives him his due
Narr, he's rated about right, his acting has average depth and power. Lots of actors with more depth and power. I've known people personally with lots of depth and power who aren't even "actors". Far too much "celebrity" arse kissing going on in this world.
Isn’t he … I adore him
How he communicates as a person wow
And draws on that into his acting which resonates to me
So underrated as you’ve stated
I wouldn’t say he’s the worlds most underrated. They are usually the people we never get to see. There are brilliant actors that never get to his level. He’s lucky to have more chances
Colin is like a beating heart personified. He so readily draws from his deep well of emotions, and it was a truly beautiful thing to behold here.
i ugly cried listening to him speak so openly, purely, honestly. what a gem of a man our Colin is
He's such a gem. Could listen to him talk all day. Incredibly well spoken too!
Amazing description, a beating heart personified. Agree completely.
Jamie Lee is pure class not buying into Hollywood pressure to make yourself look 20 years younger. Look your age and be proud!
I started crying when Colin played that music and Jamie really felt it with him. This whole sit down was incredible!!
I did also.
@R Mmm such a grimy comment to make - clearly have no respect for either of them.
I've never shared such a raw experince with other people. Maybe I should go see orchestras lol
I felt it too. very beautiful song!
When Jamie started to talk about her sobriety and the generational pattern with that addiction my eyes started to balling out, and just her voice changing when talking about that just made me want it to hug her! I’ve never struggle with any addiction myself but I have the biggest respect and appreciation for the people who had made it 🏻 You can all do it, always remember that!
@Bipolarbear 4873 I am very sorry for your loss. I have no problem believing that they were all good people that deserved better lives than that.
@Vince Commando me too mate, we had a school reunion in September, 2/3rds of my year are dead😩
@Bipolarbear 4873 You're right about that. I proud of the the ones that do pull through the bullshit and rebuild their lives.
Some of them don't make it😔
Both of them at the edge of tears at some points, so vulnerable. You can tell they really feel everything very deep in their hearts! My favorite here is Colin, as he is one of my favorite actors and you can tell he has learned so much after being sober because the way he talks about life is so profound but also protected as if he doesn't want to be misinterpreted, I know that very well.
Love that Colin sang Kerry Condon's praises. Great actress. I first saw her in 'Unleased' (2005 with Jet Li, Morgan Freeman) and was impressed that she brought some gravitas to what would otherwise have been just a fight movie. She was the perfect choice for Banshees and it showed.
It is time for Jamie Lee Curtis to get her well deserved and overdue Oscar. She's an icon and was incredible in Everywhere Everything All At Once.
@Jissan Huq and? did u get paid or you do this for free?
@bztrd80 lolol i guess your bold take did not age well
And she did!
@bztrd80 Open mouth , insert foot, you spoke too soon ...Jamie won the SAG award over the weekend for her role...."Over the past 28 years, 83 of the 112 Academy Awards winners in the four acting races had first collected SAG Awards. That success rate of 74% makes this precursor prize a KEY BELLWETHER to follow when making your 2023 Oscar predictions." .... Not saying she will win the Oscar for sure, or that this is a guarantee, but wow, maybe just take a moment and think before you start posting as a keyboard warrior....
Colin Farrell is so unbelievably talented and he has a deep appreciation for life. Seeing art and artists for joy they bring others. Jamie Lee Curtis has done such a massively wide range that most actresses will never match. Her humor and her sincere appreciation for not underdogs, but overlooked champions. All so inspiring that we all go through life doing the daily grind. That most of the time we overlook so many beautiful things and brilliant people. I would love to see that attitude end and everyone go through life feeling like they belong anywhere.
i really think colin will win the oscar for banshees. it was such a vulnerable and open performance, with such depth and humanity, while also managing to be laugh out loud funny. i hope brendan and kerry win oscars for it too, but i really think it's going to be colin's year
congrats to brendan
It's going to Austin, I think... I hope I'm wrong.
@Durham Girl I think being younger he has other Oscar years ;)
Sorry but it’s Austin’s
I love it but the Austin butler performance was extraordinary I mean the WORK
Variety was really like "let's just get the two most charismatic, personable people in Hollywood in a room together" and we are all here for it. Listening to Colin Farrell and Jaime Lee Curtis talk is like listening to poetry. That sounds pretentious but seriously, these two individuals are one of a kind.
I’ve never heard anyone speak as beautifully and the most eloquently as Collin Farrell does. I’ve never cried during an Actors on Actors until this interview. I’m in total awe
I don’t think I’ve been this attentive to an Actor On Actor on this level before. I feel like I’m part of a scene in Waking Life or something - amazing stuff. A delightful pairing!
The pairing I never knew I needed but it makes total sense. I agree about Kerry Condon in this movie. She was brilliant. Definitely deserves an Oscar nom for her performance. "Tell me about the donkey". 🤣 Words I thought I'd never hear Jamie Lee Curtis say.
Didn't see the donkey coming either. Let's all say a prayer for that donkey. So it knows we all with it in spirit.
Now that's Funny! Cheers!
Here’s the full vid: that explains
after so long, it’s here.
The interviews were actors talk technique is very interesting to be sure. But this... this was breathtaking. A beautiful, genuine experience of human connection. Honesty, sadness, joy, gratitude. It filled me with the indescribable joy of hearing someone put into words a feeling or thought you believed you were the only one to have experienced. Didn't want this conversation to end.
Wow. This is a powerful pairing. Witnessing them sharing their hearts and thoughts with one another really moved me. After watching this I appreciate them on an entirely new level. Actors don't merely entertain, they inspire depth of thought and sense of connection.
Marvelously inspired pairing, the ease of seeming familiarity they share with each other, even though they've only interacted a few times over the years, is so endearing. It was like seeing an approvingly responsible big sister catch up with her energetically enigmatic little brother.
This is easily one of the best Actors on Actors I've ever watched. The connection Jamie Lee and Colin develop right before our eyes is amazing.
The loss of a friendship is so painful. The film was an honest depiction of that pain. The way director made you feel for both characters. The journey of their unraveling was beyond the pale.
Haven't seen it. Hate 👻 ghosting😡
What a strange and beautiful, thoughtful, generous, and poetic conversation. Truly a lovely interview between Colin and Jamie Lee -- thank you for this. There was eloquence, kindness, and joy here -- I needed this. Kudos to both, and thank you for giving us such a lovely moment.
Never would have expected these two actors to have such common minds & purpose. This was my favorite episode by far. 🙏❤️👏👏👏
This was much deeper than I thought it was going to be. Beautiful conversation between these two incredible actors. One of my favorite pairings.
These two could run a talk show on the regular and it'd be better than anything else out there. Love the energy they share here.
Wow, what an incredible duo! Most of these interviews are engrossing, but this one was on another level. Such profound, beautiful, heartfelt words said about art and the human condition, and the stories that they shared... Thank you for this!
Jamie Lee Curtis blew this role right open. She was unrecognizable. I watched EEAAO again with my teenage son. He sat in shock for a few minutes at the end. It was so beautiful. It stays with you.
These two are delightful together which is a surprise.
Also - 5:00 "I believe the kids call it ghosting" that got a chuckle out of me I love Colin Farrell.
I have partied with Colin. He likes being current with todays slang. He asked me many times what certain words r popularly used in the states, like, he was curious about the expression, “She makes “stupid money”…That was just one. He liked the expression for someone being wealthy as, “loaded”…He liked my usage of what’s typical for US residents, but not for a newbie Irish bloke. I like the UK’s choice in slang for money too. “Quid” is one.
At least colin is honest 🙂
Both of them are poets. Listening to how deeply they understand themselves and just humanity and how well they communicate all of it brings me such joy. Absolutely poetic
Jamie Lee Curtis was amazing in EEAAO. Even in the silly moments she killed it. My favorite movie of the year. Hearing them talk about Colin’s movie makes me want to go see it, it sounds great. Colin is a big teddy bear, great guy.
This interview and these people give me actual hope for the human race
Intelligence and empathy, kindness and just amazing
Thank you so much for your comment🙏
I didn't think I could love this pairing even more. And then came the support donkey.🤣🤣🤣 I have to say that Colin has place in my heart. He seems so tuned-in, and I'm here for it
What a treat to watch and listen to Jamie Lee and Colin. These are two who have been through the addiction mill and come out the other side brilliantly. Both share the humility of gratitude, and the joy of being authentic, and appreciated for it. Colin is a man fully realized, and he broke my heart in "Banshees', with his hurt and bewilderment at being "dumped so beautifully, painfully portrayed. He is an eloquent advocate for the presence of art in the ordinary as well as the extraordinary. Jamie Lee as always a class act ☘☘
@L G ??
Don’t over kids their arses tho. 🤣🤣👏👏
Colin is just so charming and Jamie Lee Curtis is a forever class act ❤
this conversation is so much more than a conversation between two actors about the work they do... such an important deeply important conversation about being human
That was a genuinely lovely interview. The film Intermission Colin mentioned was a little gem, also stars Cillian Murphy and Kelly Macdonald. It’s quite a funny, offbeat, crime romance, i highly recommend any fan of Colin Farrell to see it, he has a relatively small part but he really stands out in that film.
@Niall McKenna Intermission came out in 2003. In bruges came out in 2008
I always remember it came out around the time of In Bruges. I loved both of them.
I agree great movie ,,,, as they say in the states
His friend needed help in getting it made, Colin was home and said that he’d do some work on it, once his name was attached the film went ahead…and the legend that is Intermission was made…
Classic. Colm meeney too. Top movie.
Someone, please put these two in a movie. I could listen and watch these two for hours.
This is the movie but it’s mainly about one person
Jamie Lee ," sobriety is a legacy she hopes for " just baring her soul. Colin just so deep. Loved this chat.
When Jamie Lee was talking about the struggle to say sober, I teared up and wanted to give her a hug. Someone give Jamie Lee a hug from me. 🙂
What a pure and just lovely interview. Could listen to these two talk for hours on end.
Have always loved Jamie, but to hear Collin speak is a wonderment. Such depth of understanding of himself. Both films were emotional revelations, but Banshees still resides in my mind and heart, so simple and profound.
The most lovely, sincere and warm talk between actors I've ever seen. Loved it. Even though I wasn't a fan of them before, I am now. Such connection, such deepness, and unexpected similarity of experience, and chance, and fate, and magic and.. oh. Got to be re-watched.
So funny…I lived in LA for sixteen years and worked near the 3rd street Promenade in Santa Monica. I had the opportunity to meet both of these wonderful people at different times almost in the exact same place. Early in Colin’s career, he’d hang out on the Promenade to simply meet people. He’s a social guy. I was walking towards him and he just said hello and I stepped over to shoot the breeze. Just a ten minute conversation about LA and how it’s so different than Dublin. I’m Irish too so we just talked about that. A few years later, in the same general area I am waiting in line at the cinema and Jamie Lee is in front of me with a friend. Some obnoxious tourist started bothering a guy in front of Jamie and she stepped up and told him to Eff off and leave him alone. She was cool AF and exactly as you see her here. Warm, friendly and lovely. She talked to all of us in the line and kept us entertained until the box office opened. Good people, both.
Both of their movies are 10/10 to me and it's wonderful to see them talk about it in this way
26:30 when Jamie Lee tells this story, I loved how Colin was listening so intently. The verses she recited at the end were beautiful and heartwarming. What an amazing connection they both have.
These actors on actors series are truly one of my favourite things to watch on Clip-Share. Would love if these were also available in podcast format so I could listen to some of these conversations during walks
and also be even longer then
What A Dialogue !!! Two amazing actors and wonderful human beings ♥️♥️♥️
17:29 my heart absolutely melted. their expression says it all. absolutely brought tears to my eyes...and Jamie was right. that was meant to be.
"Thought about myself took me to thought about you". Oh his honesty. Colin always says something that makes me feel so relatable. I never heard anyone said this out loud and sometimes when I do something nice that make people say I'm good, I feel like I'm betraying their trust and compliment because I already consider everything about me and my situation before I offer some help... or like this case, just thinking about what I need and what other people would also need.
I cried, in a good way, during multiple parts of this interview... but I smiled through the tears. What a moving discussion.
Such profound, intelligent, and passionate conversation! Jamie LC n Collin F are both great actors, artists n philosophers of our time! Love them! ❤
This was so beautifully different from other interviews. With two 'in-the-moment' actors you get nothing else but difference for the better. Where else do you get spontaneous music playing bringing both to tears. So organic this discussion. Well done on the pairing. **Just a small update as I wrote my comment mid- way....so much more to come... So much more substance than just acting...
I honestly think Colin Farrell might be my favorite actor, I dont think there's anything that dude cannot do in front of the camera and was my favorite part of the latest Batman film. Can't wait to see Banshees Of Inisherin, with the clips i've seen of it it looks like it could be my favorite movie of the year. Him, Martin Mcdonaugh and Brendan Gleeson are the dream team.
Jamie Lee is so confident that it takes someone just as strong as her to match her & Colin did a good job.
This interview is so chaotic in a good way. I love them both, so inspiring.
Colin is the long term investment. Been a fan since day one and man did he have his doubters. One of the best actors of our era and happy he never got distracted by big fame
Why did I tear up when Jamie was telling us the end of her book. My gosh, that was beautiful.
she is so real i cried too
What an emotional conversation! Colin is such a beautiful soul! He and Jamie have clearly been tormented by life, and I love how they've learned to see the beauty and solace it has to offer in even the smallest of things. I couldn't hold back my tears listening to them.
This was fantastic, thank you to Jamie Lee and Colin for being so candid and thank you Variety for putting this together.
The way Collin receives and respects Jamie Lee as an artist and an actor is so thrilling to watch. I loved this interview. Great stuff.
There’s a magnetic, frenetic charisma and curiosity that Colin posesses and there is a divine poet and craftsmen in Jamie lee curtis.
haahahahahaha jesus wept
This is the first interview I saw where I had to cry. This is also the interview I had to cry a second time. Also thanks for the donkey story! ❤️
What a conversation! The two are somehow MORE, or DEEPER than most. They have cores that shine through this talk, shines through their work, through their eyes. The talent comes from that. The need to somehow experience and share the art they are in, and capable of themselves, with the rest of us.
That "human race" poetry/literary quote Jamie gave was immensely profound! Actually, the depths of this discussion from these two actors was profound. Fitting, to say the least. I could have watched a full series of these two discussing anything they felt moved to say! I am sad to say I haven't yet seen Colin's film yet. I will be after this though. EEAAO, I have seen and man what a ride! Great film! Great!
Both these actors had me sobbing at different points. Both really feel the human condition and allow emotional flow. Beautiful.
Haha 😂 you seem so amazing 😍 I love your comment and I really appreciate your sincere support to my...........career 😊 thanks so much sweet and loving fan 💋 where are you watching from?
I’ve always like Jamie Lee Curtis but the fact that she agreed to grace us with her greatness in everything everywhere all at once I will follow this lady forever.
wow! this pairing was beyond amazing. their art extending beyond the screen into basics of humanity. wow wow wow...
this was such a delicious conversation, loved every word! thank you so much to everyone who made this possible.
Such a wonderful conversation. So much depth. The best in many many years. ❤
I love this chat. They are both really intense but rein each other in and focus each other. Their two films are two of my faves of the year, saw them both in the cinema.
I loved to see how vulnerable can be these two with each other. So poweful and beautiful and intelligent conversation. It was a pleasure to listen to.
"I write books for children." "Do ya, that makes sense." Jamie and Colin are the dynamic duo I didn't know I needed.
Total chemistry and an soulful friendship
These two are each other's biggest fans. The admiration and respect is palpable. I wish I'd seen both movies!
Absolutely brilliant actors and actresses love this chat between them both ,love there stories ❣️💞
Beautiful idea to have two great actors talk to each other like normal human beings.
So happy she is nominated for an Oscar award this time. She well deserved it!! About time!!
What a truly amazing interview. Easily the best I’ve seen out of this series. Could have watched another hour of it.
Anyone else in tears when they listen to music together? ❤
didn't expect to bawl my eyes out
Love Love Love Colin Farrell, he has never been more alive than since he’s sober.
Colin's Padraic made me snort out laughing and broke my heart in equal measure in this movie.
You can tell both of these people are thoughtful and insightful this year you guys have been killing it with these pairings.
why am i crying? lol. i love these two actors. randomly clicked on this bc i saw Colin. Ive Seen Inisherin twice, almost immediately was immersed in that world. it's going to be one of those movies i watch repeatedly. I've always liked Jamie Lee, i had her movie in my queue already. Probably will watch later today. Listening to this conversation... ugh like colin says... soooo relatable on so many levels. heartfelt, interesting, gorgeous both of them. JLC childrens book probably going to get that too. colins music- from hannibal also a fave. looking how to steam the other movies mentioned. i want to live inside this convo. i could go on but i won't im sure you all feel the same. LOL thank you for making this happen variety.
@cgm2086 thanks for the reply. It’s challenging to make artistic aspirations happen. At least for most people. Some get lucky but it’s still a challenge holding on to it. This is definitely worth a rewatch.
@Carol Sherfinski i've never had a burning desire to be an actor, but i've always imagined and desired to live what i imagine is a very adventurous and interesting life. i adore watching good movies/docs/films/plays as well as listening to music. there was a moment when as a teen i was asked to sing on a recording someone made- it was very unofficial, nothing ever came of it. if anything i would've loved to have been a singer with a band. the closest i got was that and the church choir lol. oh and another moment when i wanted to be a fashion designer(my mom was a seamstress) all that was many many years ago. i guess i've always looked for ways to express &/or understand the human condition via the arts. i watched this again as a result of seeing notifications and i'm not lying when i tell you it had the same effect on me 2nd time around. : )) i took some notes about the music/movie and book that were mentioned.
I feel the same. Wish I could live inside the energy of the convo. But I’m reminded that they both have overcome so many struggles to get where they are. It’s so inspiring. Just curious, does it make you wish you could be an actor or are you happy just watching films?
hands down, the best Actors on Actors. I hope these two get to do a film together someday.
Two of my all time favorite performers together. Watching this was an absolute treat.
What a beautiful conversation between two beings aware of their infinite humanity. I could have listened to them speak for hours.
I am rooting for Colin Farrell to win the Best Actor Oscar - he is just so superb in it! Team Farrell all the way!!! (and Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan too!)
I'm always impressed when watching British/Scottish/Irish actors talking. Their vocabulary, their knowledge and the way they are truly gentlemen is amazing!
yeah funny how us yanks are pretty often un-something in comparison-- lol. Even aussie actors made massive strides into global-class films (namely hollywood) over the past forty yrs, ie some of the biggest stars here are aussies. I'm a yank in case it's not obvious
I didn’t want this conversation to end. So lovely.
This is, quite honestly, one of the best videos I have seen in a very long time. Such beautiful and inspiring people, sharing their experiences with humility, grace and love. Their energy and admiration for one another radiated through the screen. A moving and powerful conversation - thank you to Variety, Jamie Lee & Colin for sharing. So beautiful!
is it me or is Variety killing it with these videos? excellent conversations imho. Well done boys and girls in Variety!
45 minutes well spent. I’ve seen Colin’s film (thanks for the invite, J) and have yet to see Jamie’s, but this is like a good book review by two people who can speak from the heart about our shared humanity. 🐑🇳🇿NZ
It’s so beautiful when they talk about all the emotions they had to summon for a scene that we don’t even remember watching in the movie.
Applaud 👏 for the people who put these two together. Loved this so much!!