Colin Farrell appreciates success more now he is sober.
The 33-year-old actor – previously famed for his hard partying ways – gave up drinking a few years ago and says being teetotal has allowed him to be proud of his big screen achievements.
He said: “It’s put more focus on my career. I’m a lot more appreciative over what I have. For years I was adamantly trying to show that I wasn’t worthy or that I didn’t know why it happened to me. I enjoy it a lot more now.”
The ‘In Bruges’ star says there was no specific reason why he curbed his wild ways, other than that he had begun to grow tired of his hectic lifestyle.
He added: “I just wanted to stop. I was done with it, I was tired of it, I wanted to get off the treadmill.”
Despite his antics, Colin insists he has always taken his career seriously.
He told Total Film magazine: “The work I always took serious – I probably would have been embarrassed by how serious I took it. Everything else, the behaviour around the work, was a guy having a good time and probably trying to apologise for his success.”