Scottish actor Ewan McGregor has slammed fellow Hollywood stars who are more interested in financing their lavish lifestyles than pushing their creativity by taking on challenging roles.

The Star Wars icon is so passionate about his acting career he hardly thinks about the huge amounts of money he gets paid because, if he did, he's convinced he would become lazy.

He tells Playboy magazine, "If you chase fame, you're just going to end up miserable and unhappy. I'm not interested in fame, because you'll never be famous enough. You'll never wake up one day and go, 'I'm f**king famous, and I'm really happy.'

"It seems to me the more money people get paid, the lazier they become.

"I think bad behaviour from actors is often linked to their insecurity."

05/07/2005 01:55