Ewan Mcgregor - Ewan Mcgregor Felt Destroyed By Tv Series Axe

Subscribe to Ewan McGregor alerts

Scottish star Ewan McGregor was "creatively destroyed" when Tv bosses axed his new series before it had even aired, because he had devoted so much time and energy to the project.

The Star Wars actor had cleared his schedule to take on the screen adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's bestselling novel The Corrections, about the family troubles of an elderly couple and its three adult children, portrayed by MCGregor, Bruce Norris and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

However, bosses at America's HBO network were not impressed with the pilot episode, directed by Noah Baumbach, and the project was scrapped in May (12).

Now MCGregor admits the failed venture was a huge disappointment for him.

He tells New York Magazine, "At first I was sad, but when I saw the pilot I was devastated. Creatively, I was destroyed because it was so powerful."

The actor had made a conscious decision not to sign up for big film roles after he agreed to take on a role in The Corrections because he was convinced the series was good enough to run for four or five years.

But as a result of its cancellation, MCGregor has been left with weeks of downtime in between projects.

He says, "This is the least work I've ever done in my life, since I was 20 or 21, because of Hbo and The Corrections."


Tags: Ewan McGregor - HBO

Subscribe to Ewan McGregor alerts

More Ewan Mcgregor

McGregor And Gyllenhaal Don't Quite Hit The Spot In The Real Thing

The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard’s 1980s postmodern comedy, opened for its third Broadway run at the American Airline Theatre on Thursday night with Scottish actor...

Mortdecai Trailer

Charlie Mortdecai may be rude, arrogant and distinctly unlikeable, but he's also a terribly rich English art dealer with a drop dead gorgeous wife, charming...

The House Of Magic Trailer

When Thunder is abandoned into the street by his owner as a kitten during a house move, he finds himself in the home of an...

August: Osage County Movie Review

Tracy Letts adapts his own prize-winning play into a blistering depiction of one of cinema's most dysfunctional families ever. It's still rather theatrical, throwing a...


'August: Osage County' Reviews Preoccupied With Adaptation Issues

August: Osage County appears to have all the qualities needed to make a movie to combat January blues: a stellar cast, strong female characters and...

Johnny Depp Goes Blonde For 'Mortdecai' Art Dealer Role [Pictures]

Johnny Depp has been spotted on the set of the upcoming crime movie Mordecai sporting a brutally waxed moustache, slicked blonde hair and a dashing...

Hugh Jackman Reminds Us All Why We Should Wear Sunscreen After Having Skin Cancer Cells Removed

Hugh Jackman had his wife to thank after a he discovered an unusual growth protruding from his nose. The actor revealed earlier this week that...

Don Cheadle To Play Miles Davis In 'Kill The Trumpet Player' Gangster Jazz Film

Don Cheadle is set to play jazz legend Miles Davis in an upcoming film focussing on the trumpeter's "silent period" alongside Ewan McGregor and Zoe...



Ewan McGregor Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ewan McGregor

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All