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Colin Farrell Reveals Just How Screen Time He Has as Penguin in 'The Batman'

Colin Farrell Reveals Just How Screen Time He Has as Penguin in 'The Batman'

Colin Farrell is opening up about his transformation into Penguin for The Batman.

The 45-year-old actor will be playing the iconic character, although, he’s not recognizable at all in the upcoming movie.

Speaking in a new interview with Collider, Colin revealed more about his role in the film and why he chose to go the fat suit route instead of gaining the weight himself.

Click inside to see what he said…

Colin admits that after starring in the AMC+ series, The North Water, and putting on weight for his role there, he didn’t want to repeat it.

“Mike Marino is a genius,” he said of the makeup artist working on The Batman. “He’s an absolute and veritable genius. And that word gets thrown out a lot, but he is a drawing, sculpting, shaping genius. And he created this visage for the Penguin.”

Colin continued, “I mean he and Matt [Reeves, director] talked about what physically the character stature would be, and I had been quite big for The North Water and I didn’t want to naturally go big again cause I had a few little health things as a result of The North Water and I was just like, f***, this acting thing ain’t this important. I know the top actors that go up and down, and God bless them, I wish them good health. But for me, I think The North Water is the last time I’ll go up that much. So, we decided on a fat suit.”

He also revealed that he doesn’t have a ton of scenes in the movie, which also stars Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz.

“I’m only in it for five or six scenes, so I can’t wait to see the film because it won’t be ruined by my presence. Really, it’s a freebie to me,” Colin says. “I’ll get a little bit uncomfortable for the f***ing nine minutes I have, and then the rest of it, I cannot wait to see how he [Reeves] brought this world to life.”

The Batman is expected to premiere in theaters on March 4, 2022. The film officially wrapped in March.

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