EWAN McGREGOR: I did have a sex scene with
Christian Bale, which I did to the best of my ability. It was great. (…)
We were at King’s Cross, we’re shooting this film Velvet Goldmine, and
he plays a journalist and I was playing a kind of Iggy Pop type rock
star and we have a shag on top of a rooftop in King’s Cross. But they
wanted to shoot it from another rooftop, just kind of a wide shot. We
did some close-up stuff but this was a wide shot. And Todd Haynes, the
director, and he – I don’t know – we had to kind of [shouts] ”Action!”,
so we started to quite slowly… [Ewan stands up and thrusts his
hips] with Batman like that. And the film crew are on the other side,
and it went on and on.
And then I just thought I’d have come by
now, so I went round to the other side of his ear, non-camera side and I
went “I think I would have come by now”.
And then I said “I’m going to have a look”. And I looked over and they were packing up.