Ewan McGregor is a phenomenal actor who continues to do an amazing job in Hollywood!
In his most recent movie, "Beginners" dropping today, Ewan plays a character named Oliver, a young man trying to find his way in life.
After his mother's death, Oliver is rocked by two annoucements. He learns that his 75-year-old father has terminal cancer and that he has a young male lover, meaning his father was secretly gay the entire time he was married.
The cast of "Beginners" also includes Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent.
Ewan is a very open-minded man and this is not the first gay-friendly movie he's been featured in. Ewan feels it's acceptable to desire who you want, whether man or woman and it doesn't and shouldn't interfere with anyone else's life!
Here check out GlobalGrind's exclusive interview with Ewan below.
GG: The dialogue of this movie was great, amazing writing. How important is the script for you when you choose a film?
Ewan McGregor: Everything, it’s everything. More than the writing, it’s the story that’s in the writing that’s most important to me, because I think that you have to have that desire to know what happens next and that feeling where the words become a movie in your mind, pictures in your head. That is, I guess, what good writing is.
Why do you think that this story was important to tell?
I think it’s nice to be involved. I don’t know why it’s important for it to be told now for instance, as opposed to any other time, but I think it’s a true story. I mean, it’s based on our writer/director Mike Mills’ true experience with his father. His father did come out of the closet when he was 75, shortly after his mother had passed away and started embracing his life as a homosexual man to the fullest. He had relationships, joined gay book clubs and film clubs and Mike was there around with him at that time and there to help him when he was diagnosed with cancer and started to become ill.