IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Foxx gives Farrell a place to crash

Actor turned singer says ‘Miami Vice’ co-star is doing ‘great’
/ Source: Access Hollywood

It's been a big year for Jamie Foxx and believe it or not, Wednesday is as big a day as them all as his new album “Unpredictable” hits stores.

Access Hollywood caught up with Jamie to talk about his new album and friend and “Miami Vice” co-star Colin Farrell.

“Colin Farrell is great,” Jamie told Access. “Don't believe all of the hype.”

Jamie said he has been protecting his friend Colin, who checked into rehab for an addiction to prescription medication, at his Hollywood home.

“He is at my crib kickin' it,” Jamie revealed.

"So he went to your house after getting out of rehab?" Access asked.

“No, that's where he was anyway. All the rehab stuff is… they have done so much to this guy. I just really want to protect people like that. But sometimes they are after him because he is such a nice guy, he is so fun loving and loves the world,” Foxx explained.

Jamie said there were no signs of trouble while the two were shooting "Miami Vice" this summer.

“You know what's great about Colin Farrell is he is such a family man. He had his sister on set, his father on set, his mom on set,” Jamie added.

But now, Jamie is focusing on his first passion — music.

“Unpredictable,” which is already flying off the shelves, is his first album with Clive Davis and J Records.

And despite winning an Oscar, Jamie still had to prove himself.

“I felt like I was a starving artist and Clive Davis let me know that doing movies and TV didn't have anything to do with music,” he said. “But I knew in the back of my mind that if we do this music, the leverage that we have on the side will help us usher it in in a credible way.”