London: Actor Colin Farrell does not get excited by the idea of working on tight schedules as he hates staying away from his kids.
The 39-year-old ‘True Detective’ star, who has sons James, 11, and Henry, five, from past relationships - has slowed down his career commitments as his sons are his priority, reported Female First.
"The most painful aspect (of my work) is having to spend time away from my home and from my children. I'm no longer excited by the idea of working on films back to back and living the high life in the best hotels in the world.
"I'm a loving father who takes his responsibility very seriously and I am completely devoted to giving my sons the best life possible. You figure out at some point what's real and worth living for. It's your family and friends. Full stop," he said.
The actor used to be renowned for his wild ways but he insists he has "left the party" now because his focus is on his kids.
"I spent a large part of my career partying and having more fun than any man has a right to have. But I've left the party. I still have a lot of restless energy but it's not an issue any more.
These days I have a beautiful life as a father and I put most of my energy into being the best dad possible. My children have given purpose to my life and I embrace it wholeheartedly," he said.