Robert Carlyle 'wary' of Trainspotting sequel

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

Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle

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

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 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

The cast of Danny Boyle's 1996 hit Trainspotting are reunited for the imaginatively named Trainspotting 2. Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud are definitely older but are they any wiser? The film is loosely based on Irvine Welsh's 2002 novel, Porno and had the residents of Edinburgh agog as they filmed scenes around the…


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