Ewan McGregor plays a shady character in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, which is out next Friday on Jan. 20. He stars in the picture alongside MMA-fighter-turned-actress Gina Carano and happily got to exchange some jabs with her. His next movie out, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, pairs him with Emily Blunt. The latter film was a fun one for Ewan to make, and he said Emily made him "laugh like a drain." Check out what Ewan told us about the pictures below!View Transcript »
He is screwed because he knows what she is capable of. She's his secret weapon. My eldest daughter seen it. 'Cause she's actually not old enough to have seen it. But she's 15. She's seen it. Tina is pretty much the only lady in this film. So I'm wondering how you and your male co stars felt about you know going one on one with and then they fight her. Yeah. Well, I loved it. I was thrilled to be fighting with her. Originally, there wasn't a fight for me and her in the film, and we came back, we revisited the end of the film some time after principle photography which allowed me the chance to fight with them. And I was I was very happy to do so. I felt like a slightly hard by that. gotten beaten up by her. Did you have to do any particular prep to get ready for the fight scene? You know, a lot of...because the fights are well-used in this film. It's a lot to do with the character, and by that time, you know, we'd shot the film really. So I knew who Kenneth was, I knew who I wanted him to be and at this moment in time in the movie he is becuase she, he knows what she's capable of. She's his secret weapon you know he employs her as a special operative who he sends in harm's way. So he knows that he doesn't stand a chance against her. All he can do is try and get her off him so he can run away and that that was something quite comic about that. Yeah. Weak. And I like that about the fight. So it was it wasn't ever intimated by her. I'm wondering if your daughters have seen this movie and if their impressed with your fight scene moves. My eldest daughters seen it because she's well, she's actually not old enough to have seen it, but she's fifteen you've seen it, and but my little ones it's a little bit too for my little kids to see it. Yeah. But we didn't talk about it too much yet. Yeah I'd be interested in to finding out what she thought of it. And your next movie, "Salmon Fishing in Yemen," you have another great co-star, Emily Blunt. Yeah. I'm assuming she was a little gentler? Well, no, I mean, you'd be wrong to think that because Gina is a very gentle woman. I mean, we see her in her fight mode, there's nothing gentle about her at all. But as a woman, she is very gentle and graceful woman. But Emily Blunt is divine and lovely also, and I had such nice time working with her because she made me laugh like a drain, really for three months I didn't stop. And we had a very lovely script to work on with Lasse Hallstrum and other great actors. And there was, it was a beautiful experience. So, that film also, couldn't be different from this one, but it was also great fun too.