Ewan McGregor promises to never stop disrobing in film: yay or put it away?

Ewan McGregor

Well, well. It looks like someone’s Oscar campaign has taken a turn for the interesting (as opposed to Anne Hathaway judiciously parcelling out details on her grueling Les Mis diet). Just kidding, really. I like Anne, and if she doesn’t win Best Actress this year, she’ll probably get it at some point in the future. I get it though — Anne’s been nominated before, and she must feel like it’s time to not only get nominated but also win. For what it’s worth, I think she did a fantastic job playing against her good-girl type in Rachel Getting Married even if the movie itself was slightly underwhelming. Her time will come.

Who I was speaking of in terms of shaking things up is, of course, Ewan McGregor, who has already received support from Angelina Jolie, and has been campaigning hard for his very first nomation for The Impossible. For whatever reason (and who really needs one?), Ewan has decided to assure the moviegoing public (as well as the Academy) that he has no plans to stop getting his kit off when the role requires it. Good news, right? Now take off that kilt, Ewan:

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor tops just about every list going of actors who don’t shy away from flashing the flesh for the odd naked scene.

So when The Impossible star sat down (fully clothed, alas) with CBS Sunday Morning this week, it was only a matter of time before the topic of conversation turned to the Scot’s renowned penchant for stripping down on camera.

And good news for fans of the erstwhile trou-dropper: The 41-year-old has no plans for cutting back when it comes to showing off his nude form.

Clearly, the man takes his craft seriously.

“Being naked is something that happens in either end of the day for me, and if you’re lucky, somewhere in the middle as well,” he says on the show, airing this weekend. “And I don’t understand why it’s an issue. I don’t take my clothes off in movies because I want to flash my body around. I took my clothes off for movies because I’m an actor.”

And one who wants to show every, well, intimate aspect of a character. Even those rather exposing sides that other actors may shy away from. (Not Ewan, though, as evidenced by his frequently full-front*l body of work on display in Velvet Goldmine, Young Adam, The Ghost Writer, The Pillow Book, Trainspotting and…we’re probably forgetting one or two.)

“I believe the movies that I make say something about the world and therefore they should reflect human instincts and natures and desires,” he went on. “A big part of that for us is our sexual life and romantic life.”

The man is an artiste.

[From E! Online]

While it’s nice that Ewan would like to assure us that he is not truly an exhibitionist, I do find it interesting that he often gravitates towards roles that require nudity. He’s very kind like that, isn’t he? At a certain point though, it will be time for Ewan to stop flashing the goods on camera. Let’s say age 60 or so. That leaves 19 years or so for Ewan to fulfill his destiny. Give this man an Oscar already.

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Photos courtesy of WENN

 

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  1. Christina says:

    It seems I’m alone in this, but I’ve never ‘got’ Ewan McGregor. Physically, he’s moderately attractive (though he’s morphing into Kenneth Brannagh by the day – look at the 1st picture if you don’t believe me) but there just seems to be something ‘off’ and somehow sleazy about him.

  2. marie says:

    yay, always yay!!

    oh, and this oscar campaign has completely turned me off Anne, and I used to like her-now I just want her to shut up..

  3. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    Yay!
    Although it’s an interesting thing to be reminding Academy voters of to get them to vote for you… I think it is definitely going to work.

  4. BamaGuy1024 says:

    BRAVO! Ewan is the most handsome actor,and I honestly fell in love with him in Moulin Rouge. I hang on every moment he is on screen because when that McGregor joie de vivre shines through his beautiful eyes and in his smile it feels like being in love. I absolutely cannot get enough of him! Get naked as often as possible Ewan

  5. serena says:

    I don’t know, I love Ewan, and I want him to win an Oscar.. but I want the same for Hugh.. sigh

    Anyway Ewan, nobody is really tired of seeing you naked, please go on.

  6. Madpoe says:

    I would co-sign him walking around nekkid in all of his upcoming movies.
    *winks*
    In the name of art and research n stuff :)

  7. bettyrose says:

    Wait, didn’t he say a couple of years ago that he was putting it way for good because he was getting older? Well, whatever. I still hope for a glimpse of the Ew-dong every time I watch one of his films (even though, yeah, I can close my eyes and see dancing naked in Velvet Goldmine any time I want). I don’t see any point in setting an upper age limit. I think it’s healthy for us to become more comfortable with body images at older ages, and let Ewan lead the way!

  8. prim&proper says:

    I like his acting, but if I watch one of his films, I feel guilty
    because this is a man, with children, who happily filmed with Roman Polanski, and that makes me think less of him and all those other actors who fall over themselves to work with this particular director.

  9. Lady Satan says:

    The rumours are not of him being a serial cheater, but that he and his wife have a monogamish (thank you Dan Savage!) relationship.

  10. lilred says:

    Scotland the Brave, Ewan Forever!

  11. Mikunda says:

    Yikes, he grew old. His teeth look outrageously artificial, the beard adds at least another 5-8 years, this terrible tan makes him look like a really old guy…

    Ewan, not sure I want to see you naked anymore… I think you should stop now.