Irish actor Colin Farrell whose performance in last year's little-seen Tigerland made him the toast of Tinseltown may look up to screen vets like Tom Cruise, his co-star in Steven Spielberg's just-wrapped Minority Report, but he won't be asking them for marital tips anytime soon.
The newlywed says he plans to ride the highs and lows of celebrity marriage (he recently wed Amelia Warner of Quills in a hush-hush Hawaiian ceremony) and has no interest in learning from others' mistakes. "No, I didn't get any advice from Cruise!" he tells TV Guide Online. "I don't want any advice. I'm just going to play it by ear."
As for the challenges of taking the plunge with a fellow thesp, Farrell cautiously points out that, "You could think it's easier, because she understands what I'm going through and I understand what she's going through. At the same time, there has to be a kind of competitiveness. Plus, we're going to be spending time apart from each other [while shooting films on location]."
With his turn as Jesse James
in the romanticized Western American Outlaws
hitting theaters on Friday, not to mention Hart's War
(with Bruce Willis
), Joel Schumacher
's Phone Booth
and the aforementioned Minority Report
on the horizon, Farrell admits that impending stardom is a double-edged sword. "I couldn't exist if I thought about that kind of [expletive]," he says, between puffs on his cigarette. "I'd be having a nervous breakdown already at 25."