Ewan McGregor says playing gay opposite
Jim Carrey was enjoyable.
McGregor and Carrey star as a pair of
star-crossed lovers who meet in a Texas jail cell in the film I
Love You Phillip Morris. The movie premiered at the Sundance
Film Festival in January.
In an interview with the Los Angeles
Times, McGregor was asked if America is ready for the movie.
“It seemed to go down very well there
at Sundance,” McGregor responded. “It's a love story, an escape
movie and a comedy, all about this man who goes to incredible lengths
to be with the man he loves. I like it because it's a gay film,
which is to say it's a film about two men in love, and I think that's
an important element of it. But it's not a film about them being
gay. They just happen to be gay.”
“I also get to French kiss Jim Carrey
a lot, and I quite like that too,” he added.
The movie, based on the book of the
same name by journalist Steve McVickers, follows the true story of
Steven Russell (played by Jim Carrey, Liar Liar) and his
improbable, but true, transformation from small-town businessman,
father and former cop to gay white-collar criminal and ingenious
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