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McGregor: Plummer surprised me

Published 02/06/2011 | 14:09

Christopher Plummer says he still enjoys appearing in films
Christopher Plummer says he still enjoys appearing in films

Ewan McGregor has revealed he found it tough keeping up with his veteran Beginners co-star Christopher Plummer.

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The pair play father and son in the quirky new film, and Ewan admitted that Sound of Music actor Christopher, 81, made sure his younger colleague stayed on his toes.

"That was the surprising thing about Christopher, just how contemporary he is as an actor, how modern it feels when you're working with him," Ewan said.

"Acting was very different and it's evolved. But what's very clear is that so has Christopher's acting. He gives an amazing performance in this film"

The Trainspotting star also recounted how he brought Christopher to Barney's department store in Los Angeles to pick up a scarf for his elderly gay character in the film.

"Christopher only wanted to get skinny black jeans," Ewan said.

"That was his main goal in life. When we got there, he asked where the jeans department was, and off he went to find skinny jeans."

Meanwhile Christopher, who also stars in the highly anticipated The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, said he is enjoying acting more than ever.

He added: "It's a cliche, but you know that you have to. You appreciate life much more because there's so little of it left."

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