Colin Farrell photographed by Anthony Mandler for GQ UK, April 2008

If you are on a film such as Miami Vice or Alexander that has a budget that is healthily north of $100m you can pretend that it’s all about the work but there’s a certain amount of pressure. You have decided to walk into a world where the most important thing is financial return and you are going to get a call on Saturday telling you what the Friday night opening was. I’ve been on the receiving end of a couple of those calls and it’s horseshit. I don’t want to play in that world any more.