Ewan McGregor Talks ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’

Jack The Giant Slayer actor Ewan McGregor has opened up about his new film, hitting theaters this March.

This year’s crop of Super Bowl movie commercials included such blockbusters as Fast and Furious 6 and Star Trek Into Darkness, but director Bryan Singer’s new take on a classic story was noticeably absent.

It won’t be long before advertising for Jack The Giant Slayer begins to ramp up. Ewan McGregor, one of the film’s stars, recently answered questions from the media.

HitFix was lucky enough to be there and reports that topics ranged from what attracted McGregor to the role of Elmont, to what attracted him to the movie in the first place.

First, Ewan McGregor explains what attracted him to take a role in Jack The Giant Slayer:

“I liked the script. I was sent the script and I was probably a little dubious about it, to be honest. I didn’t know quite what I thought about trying to retell a classic fairytale. I kind of approached the script feeling a bit like, “Well, I’m not going to like this.” But I did! I really liked the script. I liked the humor in the script. The characters in it were strong. In a film that’s this technologically based, I think that’s really important that you have clear and well-identifiable characters. I felt that that was the case.”

McGregor then reveals who his character is:

“He is the leader of the Guardians. He’s in charge of them, and that was fun to play. I haven’t done that before, playing the top military guy. I have done a military film before, but it was fun to be in charge.”

Finally, he talks about training for the film, and one thing he did that ended up being useless:

“Mainly we did horse riding. Stanley Tucci and myself have a fight in the film, so we would ride for an hour or two and then we’d work on the fight. For three weeks, that was our rehearsal block. We never got allowed to ride a horse in the film; we just got to sit on them. So it was just kind of a waste of everybody’s time.”

Here is the trailer for Jack The Giant Slayer, co-starring Ewan McGregor:

Are you going to see Jack The Giant Slayer when it comes out on March 1st?

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