Ewan McGregor admits daughter didn’t enjoy Doctor Sleep performance

Ewan McGregor appeared on Lorraine Kelly's ITV chat show this morning to discuss his new film, Doctor Sleep .

The psychological horror, which is airing in cinemas on Halloween, is a sequel to Stephen King's 1977 novel The Shining.

Featuring an adult Dan Torrance (played by Ewan) it follows him as an adult as he struggles with alcoholism after being left traumatised by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child.

Speaking on Lorraine, Ewan confessed he doesn't actually horror films and his daughter didn't enjoy his performance in his new film either.

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The Star Wars actor, who played Obi Wan, admitted that he was "terrified" by Doctor Who when he was a kid.

He said: "I'm not a fan of horror films. As a kid I was terrified by Doctor Who and would hide behind the sofa.

"My daughter watched Doctor Sleep and she was so scared she hid behind my arm.

"It was very reminiscent of my horror fears."

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Very much like his character Dan, the Hollywood A-Lister has had troubles with alcohol addiction.

Speaking on how he tuned into past experiences to play this role, he said: "When you're acting it's very much about your imagination and your experience.

"In my case it's true that he is an alcoholic and I certainly had my problems with booze back in the day and so I can't help but filter it through that.

"When you find me playing Danny he's at his lowest time, sort of rock bottom with alcohol so it was interesting to go back and play those scenes."

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Taking to Twitter to discuss his appearance on the ITV chat show, fans had an array of thoughts about his segment.

One wrote: "Love Ewan McGregor but NOT enough interview there."

A second tweeted: "I could listen to Ewan McGregor's voice forever," followed by the hash tag Lorraine.

Another commented: "Not a fan of horror films but starring in one? Get out."

Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV at 8:30am.

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