WATCH: Colin Farrell had the audience in stitches with this manscaping mishap story on Ellen DeGeneres 5 years ago

WATCH: Colin Farrell had the audience in stitches with this manscaping mishap story on Ellen DeGeneres

He went down a storm...

Colin Farrell appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week and he certainly made his appearance memorable.

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In a section where stars tell embarrassing stories to raise money for charity, he decided to share a rather personal, almost intimate story, about himself and his manscaping exploits... prior to his first sex scene in a movie.

While filming for Joel Schumacher’s Tigerland, Farrell realised he'd let his enchanted forest become overgrown and unkempt.

Video via TheEllenShow

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“There was a sex scene in it, and I was very nervous because I’d never done a sex scene,” Farrell said.

“I went up to the director, Joel Schumacher, and I had a dressing gown on and nothing underneath. I was obviously so nervous that I lost my mind for a second because I opened my dress and I said, ‘Is it a bit…?’ Because, like most men, I had what you could refer to as ‘retro bush.’”

Schumacher's reaction prompted Farrell to undergo some last minute lawn maintenance, so he ran to the make-up truck and borrowed a beard trimmer (which he reckons was never used again after this).

“I went into my trailer, I got a bin and I put it [below his groin],” he told Ellen.

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“I was nervous and I trimmed the right side a little bit, and obviously I had to match it, so I trimmed the left. But I overshot the mark by a little bit, so I had to get back in and approach the right again. “I overshot that, and at this stage, I was sweating. I went back in and reapproached the landing on the left, and then I looked down and I had a little landing strip — a lovely, lovely little landing strip.”