These are some quotes that I picked up from books and magazines that I own,
various public web sites, and what people send me. Some are a little naughty
so I used a few symbols in place of just coming right out and phrasing them!
Ewan may be a little naughty but we love him that way! I just don't think
Angelfire would appreciate that kind of language!
"I'm just looking for that moment to drop my Jedi knickers and pull out my
"I wasn't interested in school. I got into trouble all the time and they kept
saying-Attitude Problem! I was unaware I had one because I had one, and
it was starting to embarrass my father."--Ewan remembering his school days
"This is what they mean by 'the long line of McGregors'".--Ewan commenting
on the "size" of a certain male....well, you know what he talking about!!!8>)
"I've been waiting twenty years to have my own lightsaber. Nothing's cooler
than being a Jedi Knight."--Ewan on The Phantom Menace
"They don't try to frame potted plants in front of my d***, like they do in
most other films. I've been naked in almost everything I've been in, really.
In fact, I have it written in my contract."--Ewan
"People are incredibly rude about it sometimes,'"Like, 'What? You're married?'
Strange reaction to have. Proves what people's ideas about marriage are.
'We're having a baby.' What?' As if it's the end of the world. Of
course, it's the start of a brilliant world."--Ewan commenting on peoples
reactions when they find out he's married.
"I'm doing my bit for the women's movement. The women have always been naked
in movies, an now I'm just desperate to take my clothes off as much as
possible."--Ewan on his filming "The Pillow Book"
"The Star Wars movies are way beyond studio pictures. I can't say no."--Ewan
"It was my dream to be up there. When the curtains open and the lights go
down and it says 'Ewan McGregor' it's like, 'Yesssss'!"--Ewan on
appearing in "The Phantom Menace"
"People have actually said to me, 'May the Force be with you.' I think
that's quite batty".--Ewan
"I came in and my wife was with all her mates, and I said, 'I got to work
with Artoo Detoo today!' And they all just laughed."--Ewan on his first
day of shooting on "The Phantom Menace"
"I remember throughout my childhood in the seventies, he used to come and
see us and he'd always look really different from the other people I knew.
He had flares on and sideburns and beads and a big sheepskin waistcoat and
didn't wear any shoes, and I wanted to be just like him."--Ewan remembering
his childhood visits with his Uncle Denis Lawson who played Wedge Antilles
in Episodes IV, V, & VI
"Ewan is alway overflowing with energy. He's very spontaneous, very in the
moment. That's a rare quality. It's an American's quality."--Liam Neeson
(a.k.a. Qui-Gon Jinn)
"Ewan was the clumsiest. Every take, something would fall off his costume or
he'd drop his lightsaber."--Nick Gillard-Stunt coordinator for "The
"Actually, I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on
my head. Now that would be interesting."--Ewan, on his being casted in
"The Phantom Menace"
"I'm still driven. I can't stop it. They keep giving me scripts. Everyone
tells me to slow down. F*** Off! Why?"--Ewan
"It's the most secretive thing. I have to sign papers. This guy looked me
the eye and said, 'Are you ready?' Then he opened up a briefcase-sized box
with eight or nine lightsaber handles. I picked the sexiest one. I realized,
I've been waiting twenty years to have my own lightsaber."--Ewan on the
secrecy involved around the production of "The Phantom Menace"
"It is sexy, because it represents danger, and a life that most of us
wouldn't lead. People either decided to be frightened of things we don't
know about, or be excited by them. So on that level it makes sense that
it's an attractive look. And I'm wet. It's a wet t-shirt!!! So that's good.
We all like a wet t-shirt, don't we?"--Ewan commenting on the popularity
of the "Trainspotting" t-shirt that pictures him with his hand hooked under
his armpits, wet and shivering.
"It was a bit overwhelming when George [Lucas] said for the first time, 'Okay,
now you come into the spaceship and start it up.' We were all suddenly on the
floor laughing. 'You start it up?! How do you do that? Is there a key?'".
--Ewan commenting on filming a scene for "The Phantom Menace"
"I've always wanted to go to Hollywood, drive big cars and be in big movies.
But I hope I won't just do any film to become a star. I just want to carry on
working, acting. I don't want to direct or write. I think making films is
brilliant. I get excited just going on a film set. Going on location is
amazing, hanging about with all these film people doing their thing. If I
bump into a star I get all star-struck." --Ewan
"When I met with agents in L.A., they would tell me you had to do two movies
for yourself and then two for the business. And I thought, 'F*** Off. No you
don't. You do every film because you want to do good work. Because you're
interested in making good movies and working with good people. To do a c*appy
event movie for a lot of money, like "Independence Day"-I would never taint
my soul with that c*ap."--Ewan