Ewan McGregor did not expertise “pleasure, happiness and peace” in his life till he received sober.
The 50-year-old actor stop medication and alcohol in 2000, along with his addictions starting after he portrayed a heroin addict in 1996 film Trainspotting. And in an interview with Pedro Pascal for Selection’s Actors on Actors collection, Ewan opened up about how changing into substance-free modified his life.
“I did not realise I might find yourself with dependancy issues myself then. I grew to become sober in 2000,” he mentioned. “So now, after I’m taking a look at characters who’re addicts, I have a look at it by means of a special lens of understanding it extra. An on a regular basis a part of my life is being sober.
“However on the identical time, it is fairly an necessary half as a result of it is given me such pleasure and happiness and peace in a approach I did not have earlier than I used to be sober.”
McGregor lately took on one other addict function for brand spanking new Netflix collection Halston, which sees him carry legendary designer Halston to life, and having his personal experiences with medication and alcohol gave the half a brand new dimension for the display screen star.
“It is attention-grabbing to do all these strains of coke and all these cigarettes and photographs that Halston was doing and simply being glad they weren’t actual. Simply being joyful about that, however understanding it,” he mused.