“There were also polar bears around”: The Batman Star Colin Farrell Was One Mistake Away From Falling into the Arctic Sea and Dying

Colin Farrell had a profound experience while filming The North Water as he got to see some polar bears!

"There were also polar bears around": The Batman Star Colin Farrell Was One Mistake Away From Falling into the Arctic Sea and Dying

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  • Colin Farrell talked about shooting the 2021 television miniseries The North Water and how dangerous it was!
  • With the fear of hypothermia setting in or drowning in the cold water, Farrell felt that it was a profound experience.
  • The actor also talked about how he once accidentally encouraged a man to take drugs only to realize it years later!
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Colin Farrell is known around the world for being a veteran actor in Hollywood throughout the years. Starring in several iconic movies, Farrell prevailed in modern movies with his role as The Penguin in Matt Reeve’s The Batman.

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Well, in 2021, the actor starred in a series called The North Water and the conditions for shooting were not so ideal. While shooting scenes in the Arctic, Farrell revealed that there were constant risks throughout the shooting of the series and death was just around the corner.

Colin Farrell in Miami Vice (2006)
Colin Farrell in Miami Vice (2006)

Death Was Just Around The Corner For Colin Farrell

The television mini-series follows an ex-army surgeon’s expedition to the Arctic where he encounters a brutish harpooner who is actually a psychopathic killer. Starring Colin Farrell alongside Jack O’Connell and Eliza Butterworth, the series received rave reviews.

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Colin Farrell in a still from The North Water (2021)
Colin Farrell in a still from The North Water (2021)

While filming around the regions of Hungary and Norway, Colin Farrell felt incredulous at the dangerous sports that they chose to shoot. With hundreds of ways to die, the actor told the Sunday World that he truly felt like death was just around the corner.

“I did feel that death was just around the corner at any given time. That we were just one mistake away from someone falling into the Arctic sea and either very quickly getting hypothermia or sinking under the weight of the waterlogged costume.”

He further continued,

“There were also polar bears around, who were beautiful and elegant and majestic but also apex predators. It was a very profound experience for us all to share.”

Well, these weren’t the only dangerous feats that Colin Farrell has done since the actor had once meddled in drug use and even accidentally encouraged a man to take heroin in moderate quantities!

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Colin Farrell Accidentally Encouraged A Fan To Take Drugs!

Colin Farrell in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
Colin Farrell in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).

In an earlier interview back in 2004, the actor revealed to PlayBoy that heroin [the drug] was “fine in moderation”. Not realizing the consequences of his actions, the actor stated years later in an interview with GQ (via Irish Independent) that those statements encouraged a man to take drugs!

“You have to be careful, because you know in Playboy I talked about a particular drug I had used once. I wasn’t saying that it was ever a good idea, but years later I was coming out of a 7-Eleven in Los Angeles and I bumped into a gentleman who was without a home, [living] on the streets.”

He further continued,

“And he said to me, ‘Colin Farrell? Oh man, big fan. You’re the reason I did,’ – and he mentioned the drug”. 

Well, Farrell battled his drug addiction quite furiously and has been sober for quite a long time now. His 2021 television miniseries The North Water received a rating of 7.6/10 on IMDB and a whopping high of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. The Colin Farrell-starrer series is available to stream on Prime Video in the U.S.

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.