Ewan McGregor Talks THE IMPOSSIBLE, Preparing for the Role, Joining Twitter, and His Thoughts on More STAR WARS Movies

     December 20, 2012

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Opening this weekend, in limited release, is director Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible.  Based on a true story, the film stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor as the parents of three boys vacationing in Thailand in 2004 when the tsunami hit.  Having survived, but finding themselves separated, the family members search for each other amidst the chaos, encountering strangers caught up in the same situation along the way.  The film also stars Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, and Oaklee Pendergast.  For more on The Impossible, here are eight clips and the trailer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I got to speak to Ewan McGregor.  We talked about why he wanted to make The Impossible, how he prepared for the role, why he finally decided to get on Twitter (follow him here), and his thoughts on more Star Wars movies.  Hit the jump to watch.

Ewan McGregor:

  • When did he finally decide to get on Twitter
  • Why did he want to make The Impossible
  • How did he prepare for the role. Talks about a documentary that the BBC made that only used real footage
  • When did he hear about the new Star Wars movies and what was his initial thoughts

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