Colin Farrell Recounts His Special-Needs Son’s First Steps

September 11, 2017

It’s a momentous occasion when any child takes his or her first steps, but for Colin Farrell it was four years in the making. Farrell’s son James, now 14, suffers from Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder causing motor and developmental disabilities.

“People talk about the children taking the first step, it’s obviously a monumental moment and it’s been represented in film,” Farrell recently said. “But to be told your child may never take the first step and then see those first steps is just kind of a different sport all together.”

Farrell’s next film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, has the actor taking on the role of fatherhood on film, too.

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