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Pub decided to lift ban on Colin Farrell for past 'outrageous behaviour'

Pub decided to lift ban on Colin Farrell for past 'outrageous behaviour'

The pub banned the actor due to some very bad behaviour

A pub that banned Oscar-nominated actor Colin Farrell for 'outrageous' behaviour eventually ended up letting him back in again.

The 46-year-old Irish actor was once told not to darken the door of McCarthy's Bar in Castledown, Cork again - but now he and the landlord have become friends.

You can watch his Oscar-nominated performance in the Banshees of Inisherin trailer below:

Farrell was banned from the Cork pub by owner Adrienne MacCarthy back in 1997 following some pretty bad behaviour.

After three months of adolescent antics, MacCarthy's final resort was to simply kick out the then-19-year-old Colin Farrell.

She had endured with three months of The Banshees of Inisherin actor's behaviour and eventually 'grown sick' of him.

Recalling Farrell's youth, MacCarthy explained that the teenager was 'new' out of acting school and had visited the Cork area for 'three months'.

The pub has finally lifted their ban on Colin Farrell after his 'outrageous' behaviour.
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MacCarthy revealed: "He had wild times and at 19 we’re all wild and misbehave.

"But really after three months of it I just got a bit sick of it."

After having enough of the In Bruges star's 'outrageous' behaviour, the publican said: "That’s it, you’re out!"

However, fast-forward some years and MacCarthy finally lifted the ban on the Oscar-nominated actor.

Farrell had returned to MacCarthy's bar in 2009 whilst filming Ondine and the pair soon rekindled their friendship.

Upon peeking his head around the door, the pub owner recalled that Farrell ‘wanted to see if the bar was the same and if the pugs are still here'.

MacCarthy's Bar in Cork, Ireland.
MacCarthy's Bar

While he didn't 'quite remember' being barred from the pub, the two were still able to have 'a laugh about it'.

"We understand each other now," she continued, "and have come to an agreement."

Clearly seeing some maturation in the actor, MacCarthy added that the star was 'just normal' and 'down to earth'.

Farrell has previously spoken openly about his youth and revealed his weekly drug and alcohol intake before turning his life around.

Farrell has spoken about his previous lifestyle before turning his life around.
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Admitting to issues with substance and alcohol abuse, Farrell called the behaviour 'self-destructive'.

He revealed he was seeking help for the problems.

In an interview with Radio Times in 2003, Farrell broke down his weekly intake.

"I ended up on a shrink’s couch and he told me to write down how much I did in a week – 20 Es, four grams of coke, six of speed, half an ounce of hash, three bottles of Jack Daniel’s, 12 bottles of red wine, 60 pints, and 40 fags a day," he said.

"We had a laugh about it".
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While MacCarthy did reveal that Farrell was a bit wilder in his youth, she noted the complete transformation of the 46-year-old.

She said: "Nowadays he’s more interested in pilates, yoga and healthy living."

The pub owner added that she was 'proud of him no matter what'.

Farrell is up against Brendan Fraser, Austin Butler, Bill Nighy and Paul Mescal in the Oscar's Best Actor category. The awards ceremony takes place on 13 March.

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Topics: Celebrity