Ewan McGregor considered getting high on heroin as research for his role in cult drug movie TRAINSPOTTING, as long as screenwriter John Hodge, a doctor, was present. The Scottish movie star was struggling to capture the essence of his junkie character MARK RENTON and thought he'd have more luck if he tried the drug. He says, "I had this idea that it would be OK because John is a doctor, so I thought he could administer it in a hotel room somewhere so we didn't OD (overdose) and die. "In my fantasy, I was going to do it with (director) DANNY (BOYLE)."