Colin Farrell confirms he’s only in ‘five or six scenes’ as The Penguin in The Batman

While fans still have roughly eight months left until The Batman hits theaters, Colin Farrell is clarifying just how much of the movie he’s in.

The 45-year-old Irish actor plays Oswald Cobbelpot, a.k.a. The Penguin in the DC Comics superhero adventure.

Farrell was promoting his new AMC mini-series The North Water on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, where he confirmed he’s in just, ‘five or six scenes.’

Clarifying: While fans still have roughly eight months left until The Batman hits theaters, Colin Farrell is clarifying just how much of the movie he’s in

‘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,’ Farrell said.

He added the role is, ‘Really, it’s a freebie to me,’ indicating he doesn’t like watching himself perform on screen.

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‘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 (director Matt Reeves) brought this world to life,’ Farrell added.

Not ruined: ‘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,’ Farrell said

The actor made headlines when he was spotted on the set looking rather unrecognizable as the iconic villain. 

Farrell credited makeup artist Mike Marino for creating the prosthetic fat suit for his look as the villain, calling Marino ‘a genius.

‘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,’ Farrell added. 

Fat suit: Farrell credited makeup artist Mike Marino for creating the prosthetic fat suit for his look as the villain, calling Marino ‘a genius

‘I mean he and Matt 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**k, this acting thing ain’t this important,’ Farrell said.

‘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,’ the actor added.

Farrell was also spotted grabbing a coffee near his home in Los Feliz on Sunday afternoon.

Spotted: Farrell was also spotted grabbing a coffee near his home in Los Feliz on Sunday afternoon

The actor was wearing a navy blue headband with a sleeveless black t-shirt and black Adidas workout pants.

He completed his look with brown sneakers and glasses as he stepped out for a beverage. 

Farrell isn’t the only iconic villain in The Batman, with Paul Dano playing Edward Nashton, a.k.a. The Riddler and Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. 

Colin’s look: The actor was wearing a navy blue headband with a sleeveless black t-shirt and black Adidas workout pants

Coffee to go: He completed his look with brown sneakers and glasses as he stepped out for a beverage

They’re joined by Robert Pattinson as Batman with Andy Serkis as his faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon. 

Farrell also stars in the upcoming Ron Howard film Thirteen Lives, based on the true story of a soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand.

Farrell stars sin that film alongside Viggo Mortensen and Joel Edgerton, slated for release on April 15, 2022. 

Co-stars: They’re joined by Robert Pattinson as Batman with Andy Serkis as his faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon

Coming soon: Farrell also stars in the upcoming Ron Howard film Thirteen Lives, based on the true story of a soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand

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