Irish actor Colin Farrell, who claims to have not touched drugs for three years and alcohol for nearly two, insists his life is not a “sad story” and has many great memories.
He said: “The ins and outs of what I’ve been through, even when it comes to rehab, is not a sad story.
“None of it is a sad story. I had a great time and some amazing memories and lots of good stuff that I’ve forgotten.”
The 33-year-old ‘Phone Booth’ star admits his meteoric rise to fame – from a part on a BBC drama to Hollywood movies - was part of the reason for his troubles.
He said: “I went from being in ‘Ballykissangel’ to starring opposite Bruce Willis in ‘Hart’s War’ in the space of two years.
“I was a big fan of ‘Moonlighting’ and ‘Die Hard’ so to find yourself in that situation was very surreal. It was made, and it defied any contemplation.
“And I wasn’t at the stage where I wanted to contemplate it. Instead I consciously remained very unconscious within the whole thing. I just enjoyed it as it came.”