In 2015, he starred as Detective Ray Velcoro in the second season of HBO's True Detective, and also starred in the film The Lobster, for which he was nominated for his second Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

He was overwhelmed for the past year and the urges started to come back with being so busy at work and he felt, eventually, out of control and thought maybe he should get ahead of it before he starts using again.

He decided to pre-emptively check himself in before it went to a bad place.

The police sketch looked remarkably like him and he had even described blacking out during the night in question. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, Olivier Martinez and Jeremy Renner; Renner became a friend.

His only alibi was apparently a journal kept by his friend that explained the two had been across town that night, taking MDMA. Alan Morrison of Empire wrote, "Farrell can usually be relied upon to bring a spark to the bonfire.

He didn't want to go down that rabbit hole again." "Another week and he could have started using again.

Colin has worked so hard to stay sober that the only way he thought he could get it under control was to go back and get some professional help.

He has a lot of responsibilities and he thought it best to go away for a while and get help." It's so easy to fall off the wagon; we're happy Colin made the right call!

It's just better to be safe, especially with two sons to think about.

But it's not exactly a character you can do method acting for..know, running around New York killing people with paper clips".