Colin Farrell arrived at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday rocking a pretty serious mustache. The 38-year-old was on hand at the 21st annual award show to present the award for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role, but all anyone could focus on was his facial hair. Viewers immediately began to speculate about whether Farrell’s grooming choice was for a role -- specifically the upcoming second season of HBO’s “True Detective.”
HBO confirmed in late September Farrell would star in Season 2 of the series. The actor will be portraying Ray Velcoro, a character described as a “compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”
Twitter seemed excited to have a potential first look at his “True Detective” character:
Colin Farrell sporting the RAY VELCORO MUSTACHE.
— Adam Sternbergh (@sternbergh) January 26, 2015
— Philiana (@insidethetube) January 26, 2015
I really hope Colin Farrell's mustache is for a role.
— Eva Chen (@evachen212) January 26, 2015
— Daniel S Levine (@dsl89) January 26, 2015
— ~Julija~ (@GingerSodade) January 26, 2015