Ewan McGregor was all set to hit Good Morning Britian on Tuesday to talk T2 Trainspotting—till he found out Piers Morgan would be interviewing him. Over the weekend, the ceaselessly obtuse talking head made a hollow criticism of the historic Women's March on Washington, D.C., which spawned marches in more than 75 other countries around the world. McGregor wasn't down with that.
A little background:
I'm with you in spirit today women of the world. My daughters are marching. I'm so proud to see this extraordinary power.— Ewan McGregor (@mcgregor_ewan) January 21, 2017
Much of McGregor's recently Twitter timeline consists of stories calling out Donald Trump for various misconducts and specious decisions.
In addition to Morgan bragging that he has five times as many Twitter followers and that McGregor threw a "thespian tantrum" and is "the Kim Jung-un of Hollywood," the '08 Celebrity Apprentice winner published a Daily Mail screed. In it, he targeted the two-time Golden Globe nominee's choice of collaborator back in 2010. "Had we done the interview," Morgan wrote, "I might have asked him how his heroic support for women justified him working for director Roman Polanski, a self-confessed and convicted child abuser, on the film, The Ghostwriter."
He also, in hours of Twitter responses and retweets, sent out stuff like this:
Sorry to hear that @mcgregor_ewan - you should be big enough to allow people different political opinions. You're just an actor after all.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 24, 2017
We were going to talk about his film but if he wanted to take me on over the march, he should have had the balls to do it on air. https://t.co/xvgEzxXRfl— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 24, 2017
I see Ewan McGregor's now had 136k likes for his tweet about me.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 24, 2017
I've made him popular at last.
Watch Third Eye Blind, Sir the Baptist, State Champs, Mutemath and more react to Piers Morgan's buddy Donald Trump becoming President of the United States of America: