Forget “Star Wars” – Ewan McGregor preferred to show his kids different 1 of his films.
“I wasn’t location erstwhile [my daughter] Clara watched ‘Trainspotting’ for nan first time. But I did utilized to show my kids ‘the toilet scene.’ Just for a laugh. It’s a unsocial situation, perhaps, for a begetter to beryllium capable to show his children footage of him going down nan toilet,” he said astatine Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
The trauma didn’t extremity there.
“I person a representation of showing Clara ‘Moulin Rouge!,’ however. I deliberation she was 9 years old. I put it on, and past I perceive this wailing and crying. I rushed in, asking if I should move it disconnected and she went: ‘Noooo’!”
While location was nary avoiding mentions of iconic roles and his collaboration pinch Danny Boyle, which started pinch “Shallow Grave” – “He was my first movie director. I felt for illustration ‘his’ character and that’s what I wanted to be. He will ever beryllium very important,” he said – McGregor came to nan show pinch Emma Westenberg’s “You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder.” A roadworthy movie that saw him prima alongside his very ain daughter.
“It was a beautiful experience,” he shared.
“We had an opportunity to walk that play of clip really together, which is unusual. Day one, we arrived, saw each different astatine nan make-up motortruck and chit-chatted. From that infinitesimal on, it was earthy and just… normal. It allowed america to beryllium together.”
In nan film, a begetter and a girl want to dress up for mislaid clip aft she ODs. On their measurement to rehab, they effort to get to cognize each different again and repair a strained relationship.
“You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder” was produced by Mark Amin, Christine Vachon, Clara McGregor, Vera Bulder, Greg Lauritano, Mason Plotts and Cami Winikoff for Sobini Films, Killer Films, Deux Dames Entertainment and Black Magic, pinch Fortitude International handling sales.
“I person ever appreciated and looked up to my father’s acting. This [film] conscionable gave maine a deeper appreciation of that,” said Clara McGregor astatine nan property conference, joined by nan head and chap co-star and co-producer Bulder. Admitting that nan film’s singalong segment to “Bleeding Love” was not accidental.
“We utilized to beryllium large fans of Leona Lewis. I started increasing retired of it astatine immoderate point. My begetter didn’t. On our drives to school, correct erstwhile we were astir to propulsion up, he would really crank it up, rotation nan windows down and I was ducking. It was really cool we sewage to put it successful nan film.”
But their real-life narration didn’t power their process, added McGregor.
“You don’t enactment successful beforehand of your girl and you don’t enactment successful beforehand of your dad. You enactment pinch them and that’s nan beauty of it. You are uncovering that infinitesimal of truth. When you do that pinch personification you cognize and emotion arsenic overmuch arsenic you emotion your ain daughter, it’s extraordinary. It ne'er felt thing different than free and wonderful.”
While astatine nan fest, nan character besides picked up KVIFF’s Festival President’s Award.
“This is for illustration a dream to spot that, you know. It was my dream arsenic a small boy to go an character and that’s nan point of dreams, seeing that reel,” he said to nan crowd aft watching a playful clip celebrating his full career.
Recently seen successful “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” McGregor is besides presently filming eight-episode bid “A Gentleman successful Moscow” for Paramount +.
“I judge truthful overmuch successful what we do arsenic actors. I’m truthful fortunate to do what I emotion and emotion what I do. But 1 of nan galore highlights of what I person done to day has been acting pinch my daughter.”