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Colin Farrell on his ‘gay’ modelling past

Irish actor was embarrassed on The Tonight Show, when host Jay Leno pulled up a picture of Farrell when he was 17

Colin Farrell on his ‘gay’ modelling past

Irish Hollywood hunk Colin Farrell may be all masculine now, but it wasn’t always the case.

Tonight Show host Jay Leno asked British supermodel Naomi Campbell last week to lend a critical eye on her fellow guest’s pics from his past.

Campbell, known for not holding back, had some rather unflattering words for his posture and swimming costume.

But it was Farrell who put the words in her mouth, saying: ‘Before he asks, the answer is “gay”.’

He added, joking, ‘I was 17, it was 20 dollars, what are you gonna do? ‘

We’re pretty sure he didn’t mean to cause offense, as the actor has previously spoken out against homophobia and talked openly about gay rights and his gay brother Eamon.

Speaking for Irish gay youth charity BeLonG To last year, Farrell said: ‘Whether it be the attacking of gay students, which I witnessed first hand happening to my own brother, or students who are in the minority as a result of race or religious beliefs or any other such characteristic that separates them from ‘the norm,’ it is all wrong and has no place in a just and compassionate country such as I know Ireland to be.’

Farrell is currently promoting his new movie Dead Man Down.

Check out the clip from The Tonight Show here:


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