Ewan McGregor on Kissing Guys
The sexy Scotsman opens up about his shifting sexuality onscreen.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey will heat up the screen when they play a couple in the upcoming I Love You Phillip Morris, but the Highlander is no stranger to same-sex kissing scenes. For Ewan, it’s just about the love.
“I’m always interested in playing different people, in different situations,” the actor said in an interview with Out magazine. “It doesn’t matter to me whether someone is in love with a man or a woman. I find the idea of love and romance interesting. I’m a sucker for it. I like playing someone who’s falling in love because I like the sensation of it.”
He particularly enjoyed getting up close and personal with super-sexy Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 1998’s Velvet Goldmine.
“I remember when I kissed Johnny. It was just a rush at the end of the day,” Ewan added. “But I like kissing boys on screen. As a straight guy, it’s quite an interesting proposition. Anything on a film set that takes you by surprise like that, that gets your blood up, is good.”
Ewan McGregor alone could get anyone’s blood up, so we’ll definitely add these films to our must see lists. (Huffington Post)