Empire Magazine - Ewan McGregor Last week Empire Magazine sent me a press release, relating to the brand new Trainspotting film, T2. 'What's all this about?', I said to myself, 'Left overs from a mag who wants to shag an old Scottish hag?'. But no. My initial thoughts were wrong, very wrong. Once I finally sat down and read what Empire sent me, I thought it was good enough to pass on to you.

After all, Trainspotting, the first film, was a really great film. Not only did it introduce to the world such magnificent actors as Ewan McGregor (Obi Wan Junior), Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes Light), and Robert Carlyle (f*cking nutter), but we also got a glimpse of Kelly Macdonald's lovely tits!

Empire Magazine - Robert CarlyleSeriously though, T1, not to be mistaken with that sci-fi film starring Arnold What's-his-face, was just magnificent. It was directed by Danny Boyle (who later went on to make Slumdog Millionaire), and was based on a book written by Irvine Welsh, one which told the story about a group of friends from Scotland, who took drugs, dodged work, shagged school girls, and ended up betraying each other during a heist. 

Thankfully, now they're back, and Empire has had the luxury of interviewing some of the cast. Here, check this out...

1) What did Jonny Lee Miller say about vomiting on his first day back?   I was so nervously excited, I ended up throwing up in the bathroom. It was like, ‘Nice to see you, I gotta go vomit’, Blurg! And it just felt weirdly, awfully appropriate for Trainspotting, throwing up in a bathroom, having not seen these guys for years, hoping that they didn’t think I’d developed some awful drug habit.

Empire Magazine - Jonny Lee Miller2) How did Robert Carlyle emotionally react to reading the script for the first time?   I was crying to myself and I thought, 'Why the f*ck am I crying at this?'. We all felt this real emotional connection to these characters and this world. But during that first read, I was speaking to Ewan McGregor, saying, ‘I cannae believe I’m feeling like this’. I've never cried when I read a screenplay before. Ever'.

3) What does Ewan McGregor say about the parallels between himself and his character, Renton?   I hadn’t seen Danny for all those years. He f*cked off, and I f*cked off. I haven’t lived in Scotland since I was 17. He’s coming back, I was coming back. So yeah, you might say there were an awful lot of parallels.

4) How did Danny Boyle approach healing the rift he had with Ewan McGregor after casting Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach, instead of McGregor as planned?   Way back in the day we weren’t particularly respectful towards Ewan. But he’s always been very, very generous. So we met and talked and I said how sorry I was, the way we had treated him. And it rebuilt from there.

Wow! Doesn't that look like a great film to you? And as for the cast, Och-Eye-Me-Nuuu! I can't wait to see what they get up to during this flick. Although, I must confess, I'm not quite sure if it'll be better than the first one. But lets wait and see, eh? There's no point in speculating what it isn't when we don't know exactly what it is. And as I'm on the subject of speculation, here, check out 7 things you (probably) didn't know about the original Trainspotting film.


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