Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor has made a rare comment on the breakdown of his marriage to Eve Mavrakis and the effect it had on their family.
When pictures appeared of married Ewan McGregor kissing his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead in 2017, his daughter Clara branded her a ‘piece of trash’, adding, for good measure, that her father was an ‘a***hole’.
Ewan and production designer Eve, 56, sensationally split in 2017, following the Star Wars actor being pictured kissing his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead- with their toxic split going on to divide the actor’s fanbase and family.
His eldest daughter Clara was initially unhappy with her dad’s new relationship with Mary and even hit out at her on social media – branding Ewan an “a**ehole” and dubbing his new beau “a piece of trash”.
Ewan and Eve share four children, Clara, 26, Jamyan, 20, Esther, 19, and 10-year-old Anouk.
Ewan then embarked on a relationship with his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 37. The pair recently married, and share 10-month-old son Laurie.
Now, the Star Wars and Trainspotting actor has finally admitted the damage his affair did.
Appearing on the first of four British GQ covers dedicated to GQ Heroes, Ewan revealed:
‘A divorce in a family is a bomb going off in everyone’s life – my children’s lives.
‘The sort of healing of that is ongoing.
In an interview in The Times, Clara later admitted she was ‘angry and upset’ at the situation and her comments on her dad’s new partner at the time weren’t the best thing to say in public.
During his latest interview, Ewan also opened up for the first time about his upcoming film with Clara, You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder, which she developed with a screenwriter, based on their relationship.
Talking about the concept, which centers on a road trip in which a father is driving his daughter to rehab, Ewan said he was at first nervous to read the script after Clara informed him it was about them.
He said: ‘She tells me that she’d come up with an idea about writing about us. At first, I was a bit nervous. I didn’t know what that meant.
‘I got the script while I was making Halston. I sat down to read it and I was blown away. It was a beautiful story about us.
‘There’s things that aren’t accurate, or are bent, but they still reflect our estrangement for a while.’