Ewan refuses to share a platform with Piers
TRAINSPOTTING’S Ewan McGregor pulled out of a Good Morning Britain appearance saying he objected to host Piers Morgan’s stance on women’s marches.
The Star Wars actor even made it as far as the studio, apparently, but changed his mind after discovering Piers would be his interviewer.
‘Was going on Good Morning Britain, didn’t realise Piers Morgan was host,’ he tweeted fans. ‘Won’t go on with him after his comments about women’s march.’
The tweet was a reference to Piers’ criticism of mass demonstrations around the world calling for equality at the weekend.
As an estimated 100,000 people gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday, Piers tweeted: ‘I’m planning a men’s march to protest at the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists. Who’s with me?’
And he didn’t seem too impressed with Ewan for ducking out on him this morning, branding him a ‘coward’.
‘You should be big enough to allow people different political opinions,’ he tweeted. ‘You’re just an actor after all.’
He also tweeted the single word: ‘Vainspotting’.
Speaking on the show, Piers said: ‘What has [it] come to when actors are telling the world how they should think? Get over yourself.’
But perhaps the real reason behind Piers’ dismay was that he had denied his wife some eye candy — he had admitted earlier on the show that McGregor was one of only two actors she ‘fancied’ and anticipated that things on the sofa might get ‘awkward’.
Author: Anna Thomson