You know, at the end of the season, I watched Ravenous with Bobby. And I came in, was chatting him up about it. That scene where he finally snaps, and they’re all in the cave looking for the bodies, and he’s outside and you realize. “Oh, my God! It’s him that’s the killer.” And he starts doing that… [makes chittering noises] like a chipmunk with his hands. And I’m like, “That was terrifying.” So in the middle of a scene I’m at the console at the Destiny bridge, and I’m doing something. And I could hear, at the back of me - it was just Bobby and I on set - I could hear… [chitters]. And I turn around and he’s coming towards me just like he did in Ravenous. I swear to God, I was terrified just for a split second.
When [Danny Boyle] said to me that Ewan was gonna play Renton, because I’d done some pieces from the book for the theatre company in Glasgow at that time, and we’d stolen some pieces from the book and I’d played Renton on stage and stuff like that, so it was an obvious kind of choice for me to go towards that. So when- that was over the water in the first five seconds, and the only thing I could come up with was Sick Boy…similar ages and stuff like that, as we were at the time. So I suggested that and he didn’t say, “no,” at all. And Danny, he said, “But what about Begbie, you know?” And I said, “I can’t see it.” He was interested on why not, and because I’ve done some stuff from the book I just see him as this…giant, like, big big big guy, like big scary, scary…you know, monster. And this is Danny, I wish I could claim it but I can’t, he said, “No, no, small psychos are the best.” He’s actually right.