Ewan McGregor is being paid just $510 (GBP285) a week for playing a gay man in his latest movie.

The Scottish actor, whose last film The Island cost $122 million (GBP67.9 million) to make, is filming dark comedy SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE in London where he is earning the lowest wage for an actor.

Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okonedo and Dame Eileen Atkins will also appear in the low budget movie focusing on the lives of seven couples during the course of a single afternoon.

Writer ASCHLIN DITTA says, "We were a bit cheeky, writing to everybody that we did. But we ended up getting our first choices."