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Colin Farrell: 'A New York Winter's Tale is about the essence of love'

By and Tom Mansell
Akiva Goldsman's magical realist romance A New York Winter's Tale stars Colin Farrell as an orphaned thief with a heart of gold, and Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay as an ailing young woman who turns out to be his soulmate.

Digital Spy sat down with Farrell and Findlay to discuss the challenge of portraying a life-altering romance with a comparatively short amount of screen time together.


"The sentimentality, the thing that I would naturally resist, was the thing that drew me in," Farrell said.

"The fact that the film was devoid of any cynicism. It was an unabashedly romantic look at the impermanence of life but the permanence of love."

Findlay discussed her approach to portraying Beverly's consumption, explaining that she wanted to strike a balance between realism and the film's fairy tale tone.

Director and writer Goldsman also discussed Farrell's "typecasting" as a roguish romantic.

A New York Winter's Tale also stars Russell Crowe, William Hurt and Jennifer Connelly.

The film is released today in the UK.

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