Date: 13th May 2001
Rising Irish actor COLIN FARRELL was pushed to the limit by director JOEL SCHUMACHER while filming TIGERLAND (2000) in Florida.
The star spent weeks going through a tough physical regime every day for his role in the war movie. He says,"It was sh***ing hard, man. Twenty-eight days in a nowhereburg in Florida called Stark. It was well-named, I can tell you. And he drove us hard, which wasn't that bad because there was little else there apart from a PIZZA HUT, a DAY'S INN and a bar. "But Joel Schumacher was a real gent. A great man for the craic, telling tales of Hollywood and the system. We just loved listening to him. " (RXT/EH/PDD)