Colin Farrell reveals the weird way he gave up smoking for good

In his latest interview, 39-year old Colin Farrelll has opened up about the very unusual method he employed in order to quit smoking for good.

Speaking with Men’s Health, the True Detective actor revealed that cutting out the habit required him to put pen to paper and get the creative juices flowing.

Colin says her ended up writing a break-up letter to the ‘Spirit of Tobacco’.

“I wrote a breakup letter to the Spirit of Tobacco. I got a frying pan and tossed the letter with a load of tobacco, put some paraffin over it, and lit a match that sent a big, wallowing cloud up into the sky.”

The father of two sons, James, 11, and Henry, 5, says that it seemed to do the trick because after he “didn’t have a cigarette for another two years.”

Well, whatever works for you…

We would really appreciate if we had gotten a peek at the literary work before it all went up in flames though. Can you imagine how that would have panned out? The old reliable ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ line probably took an interesting turn.

Colin also discussed how in recent years his dating life has taken a back seat in favour of his career and raising his sons.

After being single for five years he admits that “It’s not that I don’t get lonely sometimes, but I’m okay about it.”

He added that his public life is not what matters the most to him, rather what he values most is his family:

"When you get home, the only thing that matters is your son is not eating his turkey sandwiches and he's not into avocado anymore, so you have to find something new that he'll eat for lunch."