Ewan McGregor: "It's Much More Fun to Be in Love Than to Be Someone Like Trump" | 'Fargo' | Drama Actor Roundtable
McGregor plays two brothers on 'Fargo,' telling THR, "because they're both very different, they're satisfying in different ways."
"It's interesting to be doing this during the Trump era," Ewan McGregor told The Hollywood Reporter during the Drama Actor Roundtable of his two roles on FX's Fargo. McGregor plays brothers, Emmett, handsome and successful, and Ray, his opposite. But because "Ray has just fallen in love," McGregor said, "Ray has become the embodiment of love."
"I'm playing this man who is so in love and he's got a soul and a heart; and Emmet is the businessman and he has a wife and a family. He's a faithful man, but everything is compartmentalized in a way that he's just sort of soulless. So, Ray is more fun to play because it's much more fun to be in love than it is to be someone like Trump."
When asked if he would have done anything differently in his twenty year career, McGregor said, "No, I don't think so, because I believe, I think our path is our path, isn't it?"
"I wasn't really aiming anywhere," confessed the Scottish actor about his early career. "I was always arrogantly self-assured that it would be fine. People would worry for me, on my behalf, family or whatever. You know, "It's a difficult profession" and "You might not make it." I just thought, "No, I'll be fine."
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