Brits go south in 'Big Fish'

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A southern man, the main character in Tim Burton's fantastical film "Big Fish," is played by two different actors who both hail from the United Kingdom.

But Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, who plays the British Albert Finney's character as a young man, told reporters in New York he didn't find it at all odd that two Brits were playing a man from Alabama.


"I think we're all players and that we should get to play whatever," McGregor reasoned. "I didn't question that it was two British people playing an American guy. To be in a film with Albert Finney at all would be a huge honor, but to get to PLAY him was insane in my thinking. Although we didn't get to act together, it was such a beautiful experience getting to know him because he is a diamond. He's a lovely man."

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