Robert Carlyle 'wary' of Trainspotting sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2015
Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle

British actor Robert Carlyle has admitted he is "wary" about making the 'Trainspotting' sequel

Robert Carlyle is "wary" of the 'Trainspotting' sequel.

The 54-year-old actor - who starred alongside Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in the 1996 original - has signed on to appear in the sequel, but admits to feeling anxious about the prospect.

He shared: "It's nerve-wracking to a certain extent, because I'm obviously aware of just how much people loved the original film.

"People still quote lines to me on a f**king daily basis. I get it everywhere; I can't f**king escape it! But I'm grateful for it too - [my character] Begbie has been f**king terrific for me and my career.

"So therefore - and I think probably if you asked the rest of the boys, they'd feel the same - I'm slightly wary about it all."

Despite this, Robert claimed the script for the Danny Boyle-directed movie is one of the best he's ever read.

He told NME magazine: "We've already had a read-through of the script, we did that in the springtime. You're going to think, 'Of course he's going to say this,' but honestly, it's one of the best scripts I've f**king read. I mean, ever."

T2 Trainspotting

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh
  • UK release: 27 January 2017

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amsterdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against Holland good? Yes, it is.