Warning! Don't ask Ewan McGregor for an autograph

Here's what Ewan McGregor thinks of Autograph hunters. Just thought I should share this if anyone was thinking of approaching him, I'd think twice!

From the article:

Ewan McGregor has branded autograph hunters "parasitical lowlifes".

The 43-year-old actor - who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in 'Star Wars Episode I-III' - insists he rarely meets real fans, just people who want to make money from his signature.

Asked how 'Star Wars' fans have responded to him, he told Details magazine: "I don't have any experience with them. I've never been to one of the conventions.

"The people I meet are the f***ers who want me to sign 'Star Wars' photos so they can sell them on the Internet or the people at premieres who are crushing children against barriers to get me to sign their f***ing picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

"They're not fans -- they're parasitical lowlifes and f***ing w****rs."

Ewan rant

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Tags: Ewan, McGregor

Comment by Ryan on October 30, 2014 at 6:59am

I completely agree with him, it is the autograph hunters that have ruined it for true IP collectors. Every time I truly want an autograph for keepsake, I am pushed aside by some fat goober with a binder full of 8x10s. Weirdos. 

Comment by Rick Meyer on October 30, 2014 at 9:06am

He talking about the scumbags who yell at them nonstop and borderline begging then pesters them with dumb some Toppix videos. They do this. It's embarrassing that IP collectors get lumped in with turds like this who are afraid to get a real job.

Comment by Ian Baldock on October 30, 2014 at 7:16pm

Thats why I stopped chasing sigs years ago.  People would be calm until the star showed up then there would be a feeding frenzy with people just losing all decorum.There would always be a group of aggressive sellers who would push collectors away and make rude comments to people if they wouldnt sign. I wanted no part of those circuses and cant imagine how bad it is now.

Comment by Brian Burger on October 31, 2014 at 7:00am

I have to agree with him anyone who shows up at a movie premiere with 50 11 x14 photos or a guitar for him to sign are dealers plain and simple and have ruined it for collectors. I recently met Elayne Boosler a comic big in the 70's early 80's and I asked her for an autograph after a show on a photo and the first thing she said to me was great photo you can get 50 cents for it on ebay.

Comment by Ryan on October 31, 2014 at 7:21am

I flew from Indiana to LA to see Blink 182, I waited afterwards for Travis Barker to come out to his car for about 2 hours with about 10 others. All I had was my VIP badge I wanted signed. Luckily I was one of the first people, because right after he signed mine all of a sudden tons of goobers who couldn't even name 1 Blink 182 song started rushing in with FOLDERS full of photos, drumsticks, hi-hats, anything you can imagine... They would get something signed, run back and sit it down, then jump right back in. I even contemplated snagging one of their signed photos they left sitting in a pile while they were harassing him to sign more.

It's just low life goobers really, and when I see it happening it makes me think to myself "Wow, I don't want to look like that. I'd rather just pay $50 at a signing, than look like that...". It's incredibly obvious who the "hounds" are, as they are usually old fat goobers with ZERO fan gear on, with stacks of photos, being overly aggressive. I just wish the celebs could pick them out easier and stop signing stuff for them.

Comment by Ben Silver on October 31, 2014 at 8:49am

I saw this on Google and found this site.  Ewan has always been a nasty human.  It you show him anything Star Wars he will stop signing like a switch of matters.

Comment by Ian Baldock on October 31, 2014 at 10:53am

Shame, you can just imagine how tired Mick Jagger and Paul must be of being harassed everywhere they go for 50 years. Its amazing they still sign. When I graphed ebay didnt even exist and fellow "collectors" were a pain in the rear. And it was pretty easy, most rock stars stayed at the four seasons,ritz in philly, even the hotel people would tip you off for free. Stars usually had a day to wander around without the heavy schedules today. Most visiting sports teams stayed at one or two hotels.Now the security will throw you out. I just go to shows,signings now or buy official edition stuff. Its gotten much harder,the modern graphers really have to work to get legit sigs now.

Comment by Ben Silver on November 1, 2014 at 12:39pm

You wonder right Ian?  Must be a drain on one's soul.

Comment by Dan Gregory on November 2, 2014 at 1:27am

Ewan is a top bloke. About 5 years ago I was in the UK and he was appearing at a charity event my sister was helping to organise. He spent time with many people, chatting and telling stories and came across as a lovely guy.

At the end of the event he signed a few items to be sold and also signed 1 item per person for everyone that helped at the event. I went outside with him at the end of the event and there were about 8 people waiting.

Every single one of these people had multiple photos and items for him to sign including light sabers and cloaks. None of these people were fans and all were dealers. He signed for one and insisted on personalizing the item as the person tried to tear the item away as he was writing their name above his signature, something a true fan would not do.

His view is spot on and sadly some of the dealers have become so aggressive they ruin it for the good dealers and real fans

Comment by Ian Baldock on November 2, 2014 at 8:04am

I wouldnt consider him a bad human being . Most people if approached nicely and in a good atmosphere are probably going to sign. Unfortunately in this world today these occasions are becoming rare.


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