Belfast Telegraph

Monday 2 March 2015

McGregor: Blunt fish-hooked my dog

Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt learned how to fly fish for their new movie
Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt learned how to fly fish for their new movie

Ewan McGregor has revealed Emily Blunt almost caught his dog with a fishing hook while shooting their new movie Salmon Fishing In The Yemen.

The Moulin Rouge star and the Devil Wears Prada beauty star together in the new love story and had to learn fly fishing for the movie.

Ewan revealed on the Graham Norton Show: "I learnt to do it but I'm not very good and I didn't catch any fish but Emily almost caught my dog Sid.

"She cast back and as she pushed forward there was a horrible yelp and there he was caught by the hook - luckily there was no blood as it was through his fur."

The 41-year-old father-of-four has been with his French production designer wife Eve Mavrakis for 17 years and revealed it was love at first sight when they met on set.

He said: "I fell totally in love with her and I knew right then that I really wanted to be with her and I knew I wanted to be with her in a different way to all the other many, many, many woman I had been with up until that point! And I wasn't wrong - I made the right choice."

But he confessed he still isn't very good at speaking French.

He said: "I understand a lot but after 17 years my French is still terrible. My kids speak French so whenever they want to talk about me, or slag me off they do it in French. I pretend I don't understand half of it and half of it I don't understand. It's not easy."

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