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Ewan McGregor Reveals Awkward Drunken Encounter With Iggy Pop

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Aug. 11 2011, Published 4:30 a.m. ET

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By Leah Ornstein - Radar Style & Beauty Editor

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, who has played everything from a heroin addict to Obi-Wan Kenobi, recently took on a new role during a splashy photoshoot and interview with BULLETT Magazine – and RadarOnline.com has the images before anyone else!

Inspired by the Joseph Campbell book Hero with a Thousand Faces, the critically acclaimed actor showed a different side of himself during the extensive shoot, and also opened up about a painfully embarrassing drunken encounter with a rock legend!

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McGregor, who admitted back in 2007 that he had given up alcohol seven years earlier and rarely talks about his drinking days, tells the magazine about an awkward, alcohol-infused experience he had with Iggy Pop, who he portrayed in Velvet Goldmine.

After attending a fashion event in the late 1990’s where Pop was set to perform, Ewan headed backstage to meet him and even did a little dance for him – but the musician had no idea who he was!

“The alcoholic fog sort of cleared and I could see myself doing it, and I went, ‘What? What are you doing?  You must stop.. what the f**k are you

doing?’ and Iggy Pop was sitting there going, ‘Yeah, that’s cool, man.’

“I didn’t know what to do,” McGregor admitted. “It was so embarrassing.  I think I just shuffled out of the dressing room and got the f**k out of there as quickly as possible.”

To read Ewan’s extensive interview, pick up the Fall “Cosmic Issue” of BULLETT Magazine.

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