04.11.2009

Contact lenses used in new Ewan McGregor film

Contact lenses used in new Ewan McGregor film

By Emily Tait

Actor Ewan McGregor has revealed that he used contact lenses to create a special effect in his newest film.

Mr McGregor told the Globe and Mail that he and one of his co-stars, Jeff Bridges, had had to wear contact lenses for the first scene they shot together when making The Men Who Stare At Goats.

The actors needed to change the appearance of their eyes as the scene shows their characters under the influence of the drug LSD.

"We were supposed to be tripping on acid. And we had these amazing contact lenses that made us look like we had big, black eyes," Mr McGregor explained to the newspaper.

The film is based on the true story of attempts by the US army to train psychic soldiers into using their mental powers to defeat the enemy.

In its, Mr McGregor plays a character called Bob Wilton while Jeff Bridges portrays Bill Django.

They co-star with George Clooney and Kevin Spacey.

by Alexa Kaczka


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