Ewan McGregor on Trainspotting 2
Ewan McGregor has described reuniting with his fellow Trainspotting stars to reprise their original characters in the sequel as an “amazing” experience.
The actor also said he has done the best work of his career for director Danny Boyle, with whom he still has a “wonderful dynamic”.
Ewan was joined by Danny and his co-stars Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner, in Edinburgh for the world premiere of T2 Trainspotting on Sunday.
They were greeted by the crowds as they walked the orange carpet ahead of the showing at Fountain Park, which was also attended by Trainspotting original cast member Kelly Macdonald and Anjela Nedyalkova – who plays the lead female character Veronika in T2.
The sequel comes 21 years after the first film, which followed a group of heroin addicts and explored urban poverty in Scotland’s capital.
It is quite daunting to come back to a character who is so well known and loved,” said Ewan.
“Like all of the characters in Trainspotting, they are people who we feel like we know.
“They are like people who we have really met in life – Begbie, Sickboy, Spud and Diane.
“It was sort of daunting, but I am Renton, and Renton is me.
“I haven’t lived in Scotland since I was 17 years old and there was a sort of trepidation about coming back, thinking maybe I don’t have it any more, but then Renton hasn’t been in Scotland for 20 years either because he’s been in Amsterdam, so our stories are not dissimilar I guess.”
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