The Scottish star was all prepared to answer questions about his Trainspotting sequel at the unnamed hotel, but there was no one there to ask them.

Posting a shot of an empty hallway on Instagram, the actor wrote: "T2 press day. NY. Where are the press though?"

He added another shot of himself waving to the camera at the end of the still-empty hallway that should have been full of reporters.

America's East Coast was hammered by heavy winds and snow in the early hours of Tuesday, and in preparation for the blizzard, New York officials declared a state of emergency on Monday (13Mar17), closing all public schools in the area and urging residents to avoid non-essential travel.

Many Tuesday night gigs in New York, Boston,Philadelphia, and the surrounding cities have been cancelled because of the weather.