Ewan McGregor won’t give up the good gossip about Angelina Jolie in the ’90s


Ewan McGregor covers the newest issue of Nylon Guys. I’ve always assumed that Nylon Guys was for the youth, so it’s interesting to see a 43-year-old man with a 20-year career behind him on the cover. To be fair, Ewan is sort of ageless. If anything, I think he’s more handsome these days then he was when he was 25. The big quote out of this interview isn’t even from Ewan, it’s from his friend and Cassandra’s Dream costar Colin Farrell. Colin took a moment to compliment Ewan on his business. Which is awesome (especially because Colin knows a thing or two about size), but I was much more interested in Ewan’s memories of Angelina Jolie when she was first with Jonny Lee Miller (AJ & JLM are still my favorite couple of the ‘90s). Some highlights:

Colin Farrell on Ewan’s business: “I don’t think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well hung would—or should—or could be. I think that’s the greatest demonstration of his innate humility, that he doesn’t wear it like a badge of honor.”

Fatherhood: “I’ve been a dad for 18 years. Your work reflects your life, and the biggest element of my life is that I’m a dad. That’s the most important thing of all. And yet it’s been relatively unexplored.”

Tattoos: “Clara, my eldest, started talking about tattoos. I said, ‘Dude, I got my tattoo when I was 30 years old. You’re 17? 18? I can assure you that what you think you want on your arm now isn’t what you’re going to want on your arm when you’re my age. Don’t do it.'”

Whether his daughters ride motorcycles with him: “No, my wife would absolutely kill me.”

His ‘90s crowd: “Jonny and Angelina were shooting Hackers, Jude [Law] had done Shopping. I’d done Shallow Grave. We were all kicking off. It was happening. We were having a right laugh. It’s the ’90s in London. It was quite fun…That’s all you’re getting.”

The Cannes premiere of Trainspotting: “We were so very full of ourselves. I was arriving at the red carpet after the screening, and I was just feeling like, ‘Has there ever been a bigger movie star?’ And I walked up to the hundreds of thousands of photographers, and I took my arrogant stance. And then every single lens in the whole f–king area went whoosh. I turned around and Mick Jagger was getting out of a car. And I realized I had to get over myself.”

His Woody Allen Moment: “And suddenly there was a lull in the conversation. I looked over and there was a wee old lady standing next to what looked like a p0rn star—this girl with peroxided hair, massive t-ts, mini skirt, big plastic shoes. They were both stopped. They didn’t know if they should walk all over the equipment. I hear Woody saying, No,bring your daughter through. Bring your daughter through. We both had a little ogle at the girl as she went by. It clearly wasn’t the old lady’s daughter. Anyway, Woody turned to me and rubbed his hands together and went, Well, life could be worse.”

[From E! News]

Why won’t anyone talk about the wild ‘90s and the fun and craziness they had back then? I mean, Angelina and JLM got married in Vegas when they were both drunk and/or high. That was back when Angelina was playing with knives on the reg too, and when she left Jonny for Jenny Shimizu. And I know Angelina went to live with Jonny briefly in London, and I’ve always suspected that was around the time Jonny was living with Jude Law and Ewan. Why won’t they tell us what went down?!


Photos courtesy of Nylon Guys, Getty.

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  1. Dorothy#1 says:

    Two ewan posts in two days!!! YAY!!

  2. mia girl says:

    So handsome, hot and apparently, so hung. What more is there to say?

    • truthSF says:

      I saw his penis in that movie he did with Tila Swinton….he must be a grower, cause no.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Check him in “Pillow Book” and you may re-consider!

      • FingerBinger says:

        He also gets nude in velvet goldmine and I don’t see the big deal either.

      • Lauraq says:

        Agreed. I’ve seen most of his nude scenes and I’m not that impressed, though I love him minus his weird Roman Polanski defenses.
        My fiance is well endowed (which is funny because he’s only 5’8), so all other men suffer in comparison, I’m afraid.

    • Mina says:

      I just googled that and…. really? That’s what passes as well-hung these days?
      Man, I’ve been a lucky girl! I think I gotta go back and marry one of my exes now.

      • Tig says:

        This x 2- and geez, all the goings on about Michael Fassbender in Shame. I think it is grossly sexist to expect full frontal nudity from woman and not men in movies, so do respect their decisions to go where men actors usually won’t.

    • Many moons ago (not so many, lol), I saw part of Colin’s little…..tape. And OMFG–from what I remember–Ewan should be complimenting him! Especially with how much time he spent on his girlfriend’s lady parts…..

      • truthSF says:

        Link please? I’m dead serious. 😀

      • Lol, let me try and find it. It was probably about 5 years ago I watched it–ironically enough, it was being discussed on CB, and that’s why I googled it.

        EDIT: I don’t really want to link it here, but if you google “Colin Farrell S*x Tape”….it’s on like a whole page of different p0rn sites.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I’ve seen Colin’s tape and I didn’tfind his to be that big. Ewan’s you can see in Velvet Goldmine.

  3. Heather says:

    Dang, now this would be some good gossip! My Ewan….yes, as handsome as ever!

  4. Yeses says:

    Woody saying “No,bring your daughter through. Bring your daughter through”….this just creeps me out, gives me the heebie jeebies…feels like I should go shower to wash the feeling away..

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, that ruined the interview for me. Gross.

      • Yeses says:

        Ruined it for me too…I feel like it took away from an otherwise good interview…should have been left out.

      • jinni says:

        Plus he worked with Roman in that Ghostwriter movie, right in the middle of the whole rape scandal being brought up again a couple years back, makes me side eye him. I wonder why he seems to get a pass but others don’t.

      • manta says:

        @jinni. I always wonder the same thing. I read on Kate Winslet or even Cate Blanchett how some people lost some respect for them after they work with Polanski,or Allen for the latter.
        But for McGregor, who worked with BOTH of them, always a love fest .

        Add Wes Anderson to the list of those who get a pass. The guy signed the petition of support for Polanski, stood by it when asked by a reporter. And, still, judging by the comments people are thrilled for his Oscar recognition.

    • Kitten says:

      Super-gross. Interview ruined.

    • lower-case deb says:

      i was about to say too. that portion of the interview skeeves me out. yuk.

    • Josefa says:

      Absolutely disgusting. I don’t even need details – just naming that man is enough to ruin my breakfast.

    • Kiddo says:

      Yeah, that was the interview killer, for certain. He couldn’t have made Woody any more, almost, comically described, as the lecherous dirty old man villain, rubbing his hands together in anticipation of getting grabby with prey.

    • MtnRunner says:

      The interview was excellent until it nose-dived with Woody. Yuk.

    • Chesty LaRue says:

      Doesn’t ewan have daughters? I wonder how he would feel if it was one of his girls. I’ve never forgiven him for working with Roman Polanski. This woody Allen business is the final straw.

  5. Loopy says:

    He really has not aged, he is another vampire.

    • mia girl says:

      Yup. He and Paul Rudd must be vampires.

    • wolfpup says:

      When did men start commenting on each other’s penises? Most women would like them to keep it in their pants, until invited. Then we try not to embarrass them, or tell them how theirs is the best – they are so sensitive about this. (I mean *really* sensitive!)

      • lunchcoma says:

        I don’t think this is a men thing. This is just Colin Farrell being his usual loquacious self.

  6. Eleonor says:

    my future husband looks hot as usual.

  7. scout says:

    Ewan has 18yr old daughter!! He looks so young. Like him.
    AJ was quite a wild woman in the past. Got almost everything out of her system, that’s what makes her a better person now I guess.

  8. Veritas says:

    They won’t talk about the 90s because of all the drugs they did duh.

  9. steffie says:

    Collin is joking right? I mean we’ve all seen it…

  10. lunchcoma says:

    Ewan’s too smart for that. There’s a reason he’s had such a long career despite not ever really breaking out into being a leading man. I’m sure he knows better than to dish on friends who he’ll probably end up seeing and working with again, and it’s not as if he can tell all those stories without spreading some gossip about himself at the same time.

    So I just assume that everyone slept with everyone. It makes for a prettier picture that way.

  11. ToodySezHey says:

    I remember seeing Shallow Grave as a freshman in college. Good times.

    Damn I feel old lol

  12. Brittney B says:

    I’m guessing she has SERIOUS dirt on all the men involved in that social scene, too. She’s too classy to use it in public, but I’m sure they wouldn’t dare reveal anything about her. Oh, to pick the brains of the famous…

  13. Lilacflowers says:

    Ewan twice in two days! It’s a Ewan extravaganza! Love him. Love that he has been married forever too

    • anon33 says:

      I have been a Ewan fan since 1996 so I say this with love: It’s well-known that he and his wife have an open marriage.

      • Lauraq says:

        I have heard that, which is weird to me because I remember an interview where he talked seriously about his concerns with his wife seeing his sex scenes in movies. To paraphrase, he said, “It’s not natural to watch the one you love be loving to someone else, so I try to be extra attentive to her needs and concerns, and extra loving, when I have that sort of movie coming out.” It just doesn’t seem like something someone in an open marriage would say. Esp. compared with an interview I read with Will Smith, “We call each other and say ‘this is the situation. And I won’t go on if you don’t say yes. But please say yes.'”

  14. Talie says:

    Johnny was supposedly one of those lovers she was going on about right before she settled down with Brad.

  15. serena says:

    I just love this man.

  16. lisa2 says:

    Hasn’t Angelina already shared the “good gossip”

    I like how her friends are loyal and don’t use her for PR.. Brad’s friends are the same.

  17. bettyrose says:

    Hotter by the minute, and I’ve always assumed there was an AJ-JLM-EMc three way, but now I’m thinking Jude Law got in on that action too. Why wouldn’t this have happened?

  18. meh says:

    Anything they share from that time in their lives would probably just fuel the “dark seductress” trope that tabloids like to try to impose on Angie when talking about the Bermuda Triangle.

    It should be okay to talk about that she had a wild youth and has matured into a different person now, but for some reason that is too nuanced for many people.

  19. norah says:

    I just find it sad that he needs to bring up angelina’s name into his interview no matter what. Of course he can say what he wants but this half hearted interview means that he has loads of gossip abt her as well which will make pple more curious than anything else. He sd not have talked abt her at all.

  20. Louise177 says:

    I don’t understand the assumption that’s there’s more gossip about Angelina. It’s really annoying that people think she’s the devil. A lot is known about her during that time, I doubt there’s much more to say. If Ewan did say anything it would probably be met with “that’s it?”.

  21. Debutante says:

    Oh come on, don’t you think Colin Farrell was just saying that about Ewan’s penis as a joke ??

    I think it was just a goofy way to compliment him and yet still play a joke on him. Along the lines of Matt Damon saying how he would see Ben Affleck naked all the time.