January 20, 2010 09:53:27 GMT
Reasoning the running time is too long, director Neil Jordan has decided to sacrifice the scene where Farrell has sex with real-life girlfriend Alicja Bachleda.
A sex scene featuring Colin Farrell and his real-life girlfriend has been cut from their upcoming movie "Ondine". The Irish actor found love with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda last year on the set of the film, about a fisherman who falls in love with a mermaid, and the couple welcomed a baby boy in October 2009.
But fans won't be able to see a racy romp filmed between the real-life lovers - "Ondine" director Neil Jordan has axed what he has described as an "operatic" sex scene between the co-stars over concerns the film was too long. Jordan insists he "just trimmed a bit" of the film by taking five to seven minutes off the running time. He explains, "Sex scenes are embarrassing for anyone involved. The distributors did not want me to trim the movie at all, and that's the truth. I wanted to."
The film is slated to hit cinemas worldwide in September this year.