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June 19, 2015 02:55 PM

Colin Farrell was once a suspect in an attempted-murder case: True or False?

The actor confessed his terrifying ordeal Thursday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon during a game called “True Confessions.” Farrell’s True Detective season 2 costar, Vince Vaughn, then grilled him for answers.

As part of the game, each actor was given two envelopes – one with a truth and one with a lie. One envelope was chosen, and the person had to read what was written inside in the form of a statement while the other players had exactly one minute to ask questions and decide if they were telling the truth.

“Is it true?” Fallon asked.

“Yeah, yeah,” Farrell, 39, replied.

“It had to be an uncomfortable moment,” Vaughn told him.

“Very,” Farrell said. “Yeah, and I was supposed to bring my mother to the airport. I was in Sydney, Australia, and I was pulled in by the cops and they showed me a photofit of a pencil sketch of the guy that … had attempted to murder this other gentleman, had beat him up and left him in his own apartment and set the apartment on fire and split, thereby leaving the guy to burn to death and it was ‘me.’ They said, ‘What do you think about that picture?’ And I went, ‘I, I, I think I’m in trouble.’ ”

At the time, Farrell was just a teen who liked to party. He had been out that night, so he had an alibi. “I was there for about six hours and then, thankfully, a friend of mine had kept a journal, and that particular night and that particular time, we were at a party on the other side of town, doing ecstasy.”

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As for the others, Fallon admitted that when he was younger, he’d get his head stuck in a fence and his grandma had to use mayonnaise to squeeze him out.

Vaughn revealed that he played the king in The King and I early in his career. He was made to prove it by singing part of “Getting to Know You,” which he did.

You can watch Farrell and Vaughn on True Detective season 2 when it premieres on HBO this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

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