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Watching and enjoying "How I Met Your Mother" lately led me to look up and read this interview with Neil Patrick Harris in Out magazine.

On the sidebar I noticed this interview with Ewan McGregor from the same magazine, so I read that too. In it he said, regarding his kiss with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Velvet Goldmine, "I remember when I kissed Johnny. It was just a rush at the end of the day. ...I like kissing boys on screen. As a straight guy, it’s quite an interesting proposition. Anything on a film set that takes you by surprise like that, that gets your blood up, is good." The magazine's writer also said, regarding that kiss, "theirs might be about the most satisfying gay kiss ever committed to film. It’s got all you need: gold lamé, an Oscar Wilde quote (“The curve of your lips rewrite history”), the deceptive vulnerability of McGregor with his wide grin, the cruel-seeming beauty of Meyers. Oh, and eye shadow -- dark, glam pools of it."

So that led me to look up the kiss on YouTube, since it's been probably a decade since I saw it. And, yes, it's gorgeous.

Also I remembered liking the soundtrack to Velvet Goldmine, so I dug that up and listened to some of it. Which in turn led me to request the Platinum Collection from Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music via our public library's website. Which should be fun once I get it.


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Mar. 7th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
“I remember I heard Sharon Stone once say, ‘I’ll never do nudity again,’” he says. “I just question that. As an actor you should be excited to portray anything and everything. It was weird with me and the Japanese guy in The Pillow Book because it was the first time I’d ever done a gay sex scene. But it was just as strange for me the first time I had to do a straight sex scene—there’s really no difference. And I loved it.” - Ewan McGregor

1128. In fact, he talks about it all the time. On a break while taping a television show in Britain, the host said he’d be asking about filming that scene in The Pillow Book. “I thought they were changing videotapes, and I ended the break saying, ‘I’m going to have to find a way to answer that without using the words ‘smooth, leathery scrotum.’ I thought they were changing tapes, but when it aired on television, they included that.” So how does “smooth, leathery scrotum” come up in conversation? “That’s all I could remember about it,” shrugs the actor, taking another drag off his cigarette. “I have quite the memory of his scrotum, for some reason. I don’t know why.” - Ewan McGregor, interview

Gotta love Ewan.
Mar. 8th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
Haha! Yeah, I guess that would stick in the memory.

I love how shameless he is, yet charming at the same time. I want to learn to be like that.
Mar. 8th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
Me too!

I read recently that he is one of the highest overpaid actors but I disagree. He's amazing and deserves every penny.
Mar. 8th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
Oh goddess. Is there anyone on earth cooler than Ewan MacGregor? I think not.

Edited at 2010-03-08 02:11 am (UTC)
Mar. 8th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
None cooler, and few hotter, for that matter. ;)
Mar. 8th, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
Great....now I have to go find the Velvet Goldmine dvd again.

Of course, the spousebeast will probably find my watching that at 6 in the morning infinitely less disturbing than some of my other choices....;)
Mar. 10th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
It's never the wrong time of day for glam! :D
Mar. 14th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
Oops. I think I wandered into the wrong room...

[exits hurriedly, blushing]
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Wait! Come back! We were going to listen to Bowie!

[runs after you and throws a sequined feather boa around your neck]
Mar. 16th, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
Oh. Bowie? Um, that's different. OK.

/Can I bring my old Elton Motello vinyl?

//Or do I at least get to sing "Boys Keep Swinging" on karaoke again?
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
But of course you can! Where would glam be without Bowie, really?
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