Gosh almighty, I have such a crush on him going all the way back to Trainspotting in 1996. Ewan McGregor loves playing gay, or he must at least loving getting paid for playing gay. He’s played gay in The Pillow Book (full frontal Mcgregor), The Velvet Goldmine, & I love You, Phillip Morris.
Right now, this magazine is on my coffee table, as yet, unsoiled
McGregor: “I did have a sex scene with Christian Bale, which I did to the best of my ability. C’mon, it was great! I was playing an Iggy Pop-type rock star & we have a shag on top of a rooftop in Kings Cross but they wanted to shoot it from another rooftop. We heard, ‘Action!’ so we started to slowly go at it. Then it went on & on—we were really going at it…with a reach-around... Then I thought, I would have cum by now so I went round to Christian’s ear & went, ‘I think I would have cum by now. I’m going to have a look.’ I looked over & they were packing up the cameras! I think they thought it was a sensitive thing, they should just leave it to us. I remember when I kissed Johnny (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). It was just a rush at the end of the day. It was just an electrical moment, because you look around & some of the British electrician guys — who are all mainly closeted homosexuals, I think — were sitting around going ‘Fuck, no.’ 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.”
Along with I love You, Phillip Morris, I am crazy for his work in: Trainspotting, Emma, Moulin Rouge! (he sings! He was in Guys & Dolls on the West End!), Down With Love, the very under-rated Ghost Writer from 2010, & last year's Beginners.
I am worried that he couldn't be any more adorable or desirable. McGregor turns 41 years old today.