Ewan McGregor: I Had A Bear Like Winnie The Pooh!

Ewan McGregor: I Had A Bear Like Winnie The Pooh!
Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, EWAN McGREGOR (Christopher Robin) consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scopes. McGregor has recently been seen playing two leading roles in FX’s Emmy®-winning drama “Fargo.” He received critical acclaim for his role as brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy in the season three anthology, winning the best actor in a miniseries or television film award at the 2018 Critics’ Choice Television Awards and the 2018 Golden Globe® Awards.

The star of “Moulin Rouge!,” “Trainspotting” and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,” who recently appeared in Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” and the acclaimed FX series “Fargo,” immediately related to the character of Christopher Robin releasing on 10th August. He was also pleased to see that Pooh and the other creatures were such an integral part of the story.

When asked about how familiar he was with the books, he said, "I remember the books, obviously. They were read to me when I was a little boy and I remember being very fond of them, and I read them to my children as well. I had a bear like Winnie the Pooh…it was a sort of old fashioned bear with arms and legs that had those funny joints. It wasn’t a Winnie the Pooh bear, but it was very much like him. And when I acted with our Winnie the Pooh it reminded me of my old bear."

What attracted him to the role..."I was quite charmed by the script and loved that they made Christopher Robin a man my age and that Winnie the Pooh comes back to him at a difficult time in his life. I found that really moving. Christopher Robin is the father of a daughter who he’s not very close to, and he recognizes that and would like to be closer to her. And certainly, you get the feeling that she would like to be closer with her dad as well, and there’s something about this coming together of a father and his daughter that really appealed to me as a father of girls."

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” brings the timeless charm and nostalgia of A.A. Milne’s stories and characters to the big screen in an imaginative tale about the joy and purity of youth. Speaking to the child in all of us, the film is a gentle reminder to let some of those qualities infuse our adult lives. 

A heartwarming live-action adventure, “Christopher Robin” is directed by Golden Globe nominee Marc Forster and stars Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Golden Globe nominee Hayley Atwell as his wife, Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter, Madeline; and Emmy winner Mark Gatiss as Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett as Eeyore, Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones as Owl, Nick Mohammed as Piglet, Oscar® winner Peter Capaldi as Rabbit and Oscar nominee and Tony Award® winner Sophie Okonedo as Kanga. 
Disney's Christopher Robin releases on 10th August 2018 in India.