Farrell: My son is amazing
Colin Farrell says his brave son James “breaks down boundaries” every day.
The actor’s son James has Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can impair movement, balance and speech.
According to Colin, the ten-year-old (his son with model Kim Bordenave) is making incredible progress and makes him proud every day.
“[James] is an absolute stud,” he told People magazine.
“Every day, just breaking down boundaries. He’s an amazing boy.”
Colin has made it clear on more than one occasion how much he loves James, and how fatherhood has changed his life. He credits his son with being the main reason he checked into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse in 2005, and is inspired by him on a daily basis.
“Everything he’s achieved in his life has come through the presence and the kind of will that is hard work. He’s a lot to be inspired by,” Colin said.
“Things like walking and talking and eating and feeding himself, all those things that so many of us naturally take for granted because they come so easily, to James, they come somewhat harder … I remember the days when he couldn’t watch ten minutes of a film because he couldn’t sit still, but now he can.”
Colin has one other child – son Henry, four, with Alicja Bachleda.
According to the Saving Mr. Banks star, his children have only seen one of his films and didn’t seem very impressed.
“Epic — [but] they didn’t know it was me, so that was kind of a bummer,” he joked. “They seemed to think it was alright. I don’t think it went to the top of their favourite list of cartoons, which is a bit disappointing.”
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