McGregor says Trainspotting was film’s answer to Oasis

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EWAN McGregor has hailed Trainspotting as the “Oasis of the movie world”.

The Scots actor said in an interview that the he recently watched a documentary about the Manchester band and felt a pang of nostalgia for the 90s.

McGregor said: “I watched that Supersonic documentary last night about Oasis and it made me feel really extraordinarily elated, because I was such an Oasis fan, and at the same time just so depressed that that time’s gone.”

He added in the interview with London-based Radio X: “And that reminded me about that time from Trainspotting. We were sort of the Oasis of the movie world.”

Referring to the hotly-anticipared follow-up Trainspotting 2, he said: “And the new one has got all of that nostalgia in it. And I think we’ll be very touched by it.”

The 45-year-old also tweeted about watching the Mat Whitecross documentary about Oasis.

He wrote: “I’m so happy. I’m so sad. This film killed me. I want to go back…”

It was revealed last month that Oasis turned down the opportunity to feature on the iconic soundtrack for the original ‘Trainspotting’ film, as they thought it was actually about the hobby of trainspotting – rather than heroin.

T2: Trainspotting 2 arrives in cinemas on 27 January, 2017 and will reunite Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) with Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and other old friends after returning to the only place that he can ever call home.

Last month, Mr McGregor made his directorial debut with the film American Pastoral, at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

 
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