Colin Farrell Stops By "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"

Posted Saturday October 6, 2012 11:21 AM GMT

Offering up some interesting anecdotes for late-night TV was Colin Farrell, who made an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Friday (October 5).

The Irish-born heartthrob pulled off his signature "bad boy" look in dark jeans, combat boots, and a v-neck t-shirt, while opening up about his previous attempt to enter the music business.

Colin told Jay all about how he was "discovered" in a nightclub at age 17, saying, “I was just having a good time in a pair of leather pants and a rubber t-shirt, as I did back in the day, and a belly that was probably full of illegal substances. A guy came over to me and said 'I’m going to get a band going tomorrow we are going to have these auditions, but I want you to be in it.'”

Still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed about the entertainment industry, the now-Hollywood A-lister decided to check it out: “It was at the Ormand Hotel in Dublin, and there were guys down the street and they made me sing “Careless Whisper” [by Wham!].”

Needless to say, Farrell opted for acting, which we can all be thankful about! To see him in his latest flick, check out “Seven Psychopaths” when it hits theaters on October 12.

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