Colin Farrell says he is not a `tough guy`

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2010, 10:05 AM IST

London: He may have put forth a `tough guy` image in films like `The Recruit` and `Alexander`, but actor Colin Farell says he is a soft one at heart.

The Irish actor, who plays a tough tattooed Russian in new movie `The Way Back`, admitted that despite his hard man image he is not the bravest person in the world, reported a website.

"To be honest with you, I`m a big girl`s blouse. I wouldn`t be into spiders and stuff. I wouldn`t be a fan of things with more than four legs. I get suspicious," said Farell.

However, despite his hatred of creepie crawlies, Farrell does have a fondness for snakes.

"Snakes I don`t mind. I wouldn`t like one wrapped around my neck or taking a lump out of me but I don`t mind them too much."

Farrell stars with Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess and Saoirse Ronan in `The Way Back`, based on a true story about soldiers who escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1940 and endured a 4,000
mile trek to freedom in India.

The 34-year-old actor said he was impressed by the soldiers` tenacity because he wouldn`t hesitate to turn to cannibalism if he was in the same situation.

When asked which of his co-stars he would eat first, he joked, "It would have to be Saoirse Ronan because women are softer than men. I`m not saying they`re not as strong, it`s a
different type of softness but it`d have to be Saoirse."

PTI