10 Things You Never Knew About ‘Trainspotting’

It’s been 20 years since Trainspotting was released. The gritty low-budget movie is now a cult classic and it finally looks like we will be getting a sequel in 2017. But what don’t you know about the first movie? Here are ten things you never knew about Trainspotting

1. It only took seven and a half weeks to shoot the movie

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2. Since there was such a small budget, most of the scenes were done in just one take.

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3. The crew wanted someone who was unknown to play Diane, so they found Kelly Macdonald while handing out flyers.

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4. Robert Carlyle said he played Begbie as a closeted gay man who was scared of being outed.

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5. Ewan McGregor learned how to cook up heroin but never injected to prepare for the role.

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6. He also avoided dairy products and alcohol to lose weight and look like an addict.

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7. The Worst Toilet in Scotland is actually covered in chocolate.

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8. An arm prosthetic was used for the scenes where McGregor injects himself.

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9. The movie pays homage to A Clockwork Orange by having the same writing on the wall in Volcano Nightclub.

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10. Kelly MacDonald invited her mother and brother on set the same day she was filming her sex scene.

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