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 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.
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