- 30 May 20
"I can't imagine what it would be like to be black in America and the rage and anger," the Dublin actor said
Appearing last night on the Late Late Show season finale via-Skype from America, an emotional Colin Farrell expressed disgust over the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent police and presidential response.
"To be honest with you my heart's broken about it," he told Ryan Tubridy. "I say that as a man who is well aware of the white privilege that he's lived in. I was talking to my young fella Henry, he asked what was happening in Minneapolis and I had to have a chat with my 10-year-old and he's a lot brighter than I am but he's well able to understand high concept things that I wouldn't have been able to grasp.
"I just explained to him as clearly as I could what was going on in Minneapolis and how George Floyd had been murdered in the coldest of bloods and the cruelest of ways.
"I can't imagine what it would be like to be black in America and the rage and anger that I would feel because my heart is broken I couldn't sleep last night.
"I just couldn't sleep seeing the amount of pain and upset and the blatant disregard for human life."
There were lighter moments too as Colin confessed far too much ice cream has been consumed during lockdown:
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) May 29, 2020