Date: 13th August 2001
star wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) actor EWAN MCGREGOR has launched a shocking attack on Hollywood - and the system that treats actors like commodities rather than people. The Scottish TRAINSPOTTING (1996) hunk condemned the Los Angeles-based film industry in an interview with a British newspaper.
Asked by the MAIL ON SUNDAY'S YOU magazine if he would ever consider moving his family to Hollywood, London-based McGregor replied, "No. I might like working there, but I'd never live there. " He explained,
"To tell you the truth, the system makes me sick sometimes. They put actors on to A, B and C lists, according to how much money each person can make for the studio, and I just think, 'How dare you do that? We're not a bunch of letters to make you money - we're people'. "
McGregor, 30, who has a daughter with his wife EVE, 35, also used the interview to deny reports of romantice with MOULIN ROUGE (2001) co- star NICOLE KIDMAN], saying this was a "lie" and that he was happily married. (NFA/WNWR)