Zitat des Tages von Ewan McGregor:
I certainly have no plans to leave London. It's a great town.
If you're suddenly doing something you don't want to do for four years, just so you've got something to fall back on, by the time you come out you don't have that 16-year-old drive any more and you'll spend your life doing something you never wanted to do in the first place.
A lot of parents tell their children that if they want to be an actor, that's fine, but they should do something else first, so they've got something to fall back on. It doesn't work like that, as far as I'm concerned.
I remember in Shallow Grave I remember a few times when we'd only have to do one take. But when you did have to do more than one, you'd build on the one you'd done.
I was nine years old when I made up my mind that that was what I definitely wanted to do.
As a child I was taken to the pantomime or the theatre and I would always, always fall in love with somebody on the stage. And want to have sex with them.
The thing about parenting rules is there aren't any. That's what makes it so difficult.
I was born in '71, so I remember bits of glam rock on 'Top of the Pops' toward the late '70s, but I had no idea what kind of world it was. I didn't like the music, either.
Once you've agreed the script, you must be willing to go as far as it needs to go on set.
No, no I'm not, no, but I just think... when people are naked it tells you a lot about their relationships.
I'm not a guy who takes films for strong political messages.
I worked as a waiter when I was 15 and got a chance to appreciate good, simple food. There's nothing better than a boiled egg with toast.
I love acting and don't find it to be very hard. I recognize when I've nailed it, and I can be very proud of myself.
I want to wear skinny jeans when I'm in my 70s. Why not? Who cares?
From there I did a one year theatre acting course in Fife, and then three years of drama school in London.
I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way.
I'm just into making quality stuff if I can, with interesting people and good scripts. But it's very important that it's about something and that it says something. Otherwise, I don't know what the point is, really.
Conservative's the last thing I am.
Mainly I was able to perform with music - I played the French horn, I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band. So I think it was a way to show off.
It's not my job to try and alter the director's style - he's in charge, and I'll always give him my trust.
Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking you should have played him differently. You're the one playing the part so it has to be yours.
I got married because I fell in love with this woman. I had a baby with her because we wanted to have children. But that's not because of some philosophical ideal at all, no.
I played music all through school and I kind of performed that way.
I've played in pipe bands in Scotland, and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff.
I'm just looking for that moment to drop my Jedi knickers and pull out my real light saber.
I don't pay much attention to career or what other people think. I've always been quite arrogant.
At school there was no acting to be had other than school plays which I did now and again.
I left halfway through my third year to start Lipstick On Your Collar, which was the first thing I ever did.
I don't do things lightly; I don't take a job then just phone it in - I've never done that.
It's important, that spirit of youth, and when you're 16 that can get you kickstarted.
I've done nudity in lots of things before. It's something that's never particularly bothered me.
The other two things are... well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees, and the more romantic the better.
I'm sure it's not great fun for them, or for any parent, when their child says they want to be an actor, 'cos it's quite an uncertain business and it can be terribly hard for most actors.
I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now that would be interesting.
You can be playing a line some way and the director wants you to change that, or you can disagree. But I always think that the creative conversation between director and actor is what leads to good work.
I especially love my Moto Guzzi.