Mar 10th 2017 by Tomboy480 • 34 Questions • 66 Points
Hey guys - happy to be here for an AMA today at 2:15pm PT / 5:15pm ET. T2 Trainspotting opens in the US March 17th.
Thank you guys so much for a great AMA. A lot of great questions. Go see T2 TRAINSPOTTING in the US beginning next Friday, March 17th!
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Ok, I know I have to be that guy and ask this question on behalf of Reddit lurkers. What is the hookup scene like?
Was there anything you experienced as a director that changed your outlook as an actor? Thanks Ewan!
To be more sympathetic to directors.
I'm schizoaffective, i have anxiety, i have ADD, and have ocd. do I qualify?
How hard was it to recreate a character like you did in the first Trainspotting movie?
It wasn't hard. It seems like Renton's been sitting inside me for 20 years just waiting to come out again.
Idk if that is a cognitive disabilitity but I could be wrong. I'd check with www.specialolympics.com
Always rehearse the scene with the actors alone, and then show the crew.
Ewan, I absolutely ADORE your singing voice! Are you looking to do more musical films in the future? Heck, can we just get an album from you?
I'd love to - I love singing in drama. Recording music is such a huge joy.
Jimmy Stewart, David Nevin, Steve McQueen.
There are no heroes or villains in my book. Bad guys don't think they're bad guys.
It's the 5th film I've made at home. I always love working in Scotland. I can visit my parents on the weekends.
Hi Ewan! Any chance of a third installment of Long Way Round/Down? Huge fan of that show and it'd be great to see you and Charlie back on the road again.
No plans at the moment.
Hey Ewan, I took a girlfriend to watch T2 after a Boyle/McGregor marathon and she broke up with me the next day. Can you tweet "WTF Claire?"
I am considering purchasing my first motorcycle. What bike would you recommend to a beginner with a modest budget?
Your learner motorcycle should be an un-powerful one like a 125cc. Your first proper bike should be a Triumph 650 or a Motoguzzi V7.
Ewan, thank you for doing this AMA. I was watching Velvet Goldmine and really enjoyed your penis. How is it these days?
It's fine thanks, how's yours?
When was the last time you watched the original Trainspotting? Has your view of it changed at all over the past 21 years?
On my flight to Scotland to shoot the sequel.
Hi Ewan.did you ever meet iggy pop.and if so is he as crazy as he seems?
Yes - I did meet him and he's as COOL as he seems.
Hi Ewan! You're one of my favorite actors, and I'm so excited to see you in the new season of Fargo. My question is this: what's your favorite book and why?
A favorite book of mine is called Jupiter's Travels by Ted Simon that inspired me to do the long motorcycle trips that I've done.
Do you ever miss Scotland and what was t like growing up there and also what is your favorite kind of motorcycle to ride?
I often miss Scotland - it was a wonderful place to grow up. I had a very rural countryside childhood and enjoyed independence from a very young age.
Hi Mr. McGregor! HUGE FAN!!!! Can I ask, what is the best thing a director can do for you on set? Thanks :~)
Really watch what you're doing.
Was it hard to get back in character for T2? By the way loved it!!!
No - it was nerve-wracking but it came very easily.
How was it working with Van and the rest of the lads from Catfish and the Bottlemen? Loved that video!
We had a great day in New York. I took them to my favorite punk store, Trash and Vaudeville and we had a laugh.
Any thoughts on doing a Trainspotting 3? Loved the second one so I would love to see the characters again.
Who knows? We'd all be in our 60s.
Avocado with lemon and salt, and a boiled egg.
What was the jump like from directing a short to directing a full film?
It was a very long jump, I shot my short in 1996 and my feature film in 2015.
do you have any plans for working with Kevin Mckidd again? would love to see you guys together in a play !
I would love that too. Kevin is a brilliant actor and he was missed on the set of T2.
Hi Ewan, what was for you the most moving scene to shoot in T2?
The scene in the Highlands where I read Spud's poem.
Yeah I must've bumped into him somewhere!