Birds of Prey star Ewan McGregor recently revealed that he found the ritual of taking selfies with fans to be soulless.
Since the advent of the smartphone, interactions with celebrities have radically changed from brief but intimate conversations to rushed selfies. Ewan McGregor, who has starred in his fair share of high-profile films, including the Star Wars prequel trilogy, is always delighted to speak with fans. While he finds interacting with fans to be fruitful, Ewan McGregor, who currently stars in Birds of Prey, recently told Sunday Sitdown that he isn’t the biggest fan of taking selfies with fans.
Whilst discussing his role of Roman Sionis in Birds of Prey, Ewan McGregor brought up how he misses the golden days of interacting with fans, before taking selfies became the norm.
“You stand and you take the photograph and they’re happy and off they go. It’s a soulless thing. There’s no exchange of anything. Before it used to be, ‘Oh I saw you in that movie.’ Even if people didn’t like something, especially in Scotland, I’d get, ‘That movie you were in was sh-t, by the way.’”
The Birds of Prey villain continued by discussing how even if the interaction wasn’t necessarily positive, it would still come from a place of deliberate intent as opposed to selfies.
“At least there was some sort of exchange. But that’s turned into just the selfie now.”
It’s hard not to imagine Birds of Prey star Ewan McGregor constantly getting asked for selfies, especially now that he’s part of the DCEU. Set to reprise his role in the Star Wars universe in an Obi-Wan Kenobi show, Ewan McGregor is probbably dreading the amount of selfies he’ll have to take in the coming years. With Birds of Prey on its way to becoming a cult classic and his character emerging as a fan favorite, Ewan McGregor might not just have a choice in how fans interact with him. Hopefully those who are privy of his lack of interest in the selfie can take the time to engage with the Birds of Prey star on a deeper level should they meet Ewan McGregor.
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Here is the official synopsis for Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey:
“You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Birds of Prey is now playing in theaters.
Source: Sunday Sitdown
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe