Speaking to the Guardian, Ewan McGregor has said he was hesitant to make a Trainspotting sequel because the original was the “Oasis of the film world”.
“I wasn’t touched by it in the same way,” he said of Irvine Welsh’s Porno, the book sequel to the original novel. “And I didn’t want anything to tarnish the film. No one wants to make a shite sequel. Trainspotting was the Oasis of the film world, something quite amazing.”
The actor will reprise his role of Renton in Trainspotting 2, which is released in cinemas on January 27.