Colin Farrell: James is 'just perfect' and shows 'amazing courage'


In Bruges star Colin Farrell recently revealed that his 4-year-old son James has Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by developmental delay, speech impediment, seizures, hand flapping movements, frequent laughter/smiling and a happy demeanor. In one of his first press interviews since the disclosure, the 31-year-old Irish actor says he has been taken aback by the outpouring of support he’s received.

Many people have reached out to me after hearing about my son. They gave me a lot of solace during a difficult time. My son shows amazing courage. I’m really proud of him. He’s an amazing child and the way he’s meant to be. I’m just a blessed father to have this boy in my life.

When asked how James is doing now, Colin replies,

James is just perfect, to be honest. Now, he’s great. When he took his first steps last year, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. He’s a happy boy and if you can honestly say that your child is happy, then you’re a very, very fortunate man.

Although Colin was once considered a partier and a bit of a playboy, he has since settled down.

Dublin will always be home. But I definitely do live in LA too, for work and my boy. I have a beautiful son. As long as I can be with him and work as well, I’m fine.

So, has James gotten any of the looks known to make ladies swoon? Colin laughs, saying,

Many people think he looks like me. Lucky little man! I really hope if he’s anything of me, he’s whatever the best of me is.

James’ mom is model Kim Bordenave.

Source: In Touch, March 3rd issue, p. 62-63.

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