Mcgregor Blasts Britain's Jealousy
EWAN MCGREGOR has blasted fellow Brits for their violent reaction to his Hollywood success - revealing jealous people have tried to pick fights with him rather than praise his work.
The Trainspotting star is adamant American fans are pleased for him, but whenever he is in the U.K. he is met with resentment.
And the Scottish star admits he often found himself caught up in drunken scuffles as his film career took off overseas.
He explains, "People in America seem to be quite happy for your success: 'Ah, you're doing well, good for you!' Back home it's more, 'You think you're all that do you?' I don't know if it's really a British quality. It's the worst in the world sometimes. But there's a sense of 'Who do you think you are?'
"It used to happen in the olden days, when I'd go out drinking with my mates. It would invariably end with someone trying to have a fight with me. Of course, that may have had more to do with the alcohol than anything else."