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Emma Forrest Says 'Your Voice In My Head' Is Not About Colin Farrell

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 21, 2011 at 3:43AM

Yesterday, it was reported that screenwriter Emma Forrest, the up-and-coming scribe behind the excellent and sadly unproduced screenplay "Liars (A-E)" had her memoir optioned a film. Entitled "Your Voice In My Head," the book chronicles a particularly trying time in Forrest's life in which she battled self-destructive behavior and was saved by a compassionate psychiatrist. And while much has been made about her previous relationship with Colin Farrell -- which she was in while she wrote the memoir -- we reached out to Forrest to ask her to clear the air regarding her memoir. And though she was already weary of being misrepresented by the press in past interviews, she did give us some brief thoughts.
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Yesterday, it was reported that screenwriter Emma Forrest, the up-and-coming scribe behind the excellent and sadly unproduced screenplay "Liars (A-E)" had her memoir optioned a film. Entitled "Your Voice In My Head," the book chronicles a particularly trying time in Forrest's life in which she battled self-destructive behavior and was saved by a compassionate psychiatrist. And while much has been made about her previous relationship with Colin Farrell -- which she was in while she wrote the memoir -- we reached out to Forrest to ask her to clear the air regarding her memoir. And though she was already weary of being misrepresented by the press in past interviews, she did give us some brief thoughts.

"I've just been misquoted so many times -- 'I've dated LOTS OF ACTORS' being a particular fave (John Garfield? Louis Gossett Jr.? The half a man of 'Two And a Half Men'?). I'm starting to feel that even trying to correct all the bullshit by saying, for the millionth time, that 'Liars' was an amalgamation of all the men I've dated and that this is a memoir about the doctor who saved me, not the Colin Farrell train -- makes me complicit in some internet version of 'Sweet Smell of Success.' "

So, for those expecting some kind of juicy, tabloid ready tell-all memoir-turned-movie about a big celeb dished by his ex, sorry, move along. Nothing to see here. Now someone please get "Liars (A-E)" moving again, thanks.

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