Last night, Edinburgh saw the stars of T2: Trainspotting (Trainspotting 2) attend the world premiere. It may have been a cold night but it didn’t stop hundreds of fans attending the star-studded event.

It’s been 20 years since the original Irvine Welsh novel was turned into a movie and saw the likes of relatively unknown actors Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kelly Macdonald and Jonny Lee Miller all take to the screen helmed by the one and only Danny Boyle at the directing helm.

T2: Trainspotting Movie Poster
T2: Trainspotting Movie Poster

In those 20 years, a sequel to the movie has been attempted but have never come to fruition but now is the time for that sequel to land and we’ve been very excited for a long time.

Related: Our T2: Trainspotting Movie Review

All the actors mentioned above were in attendance at the world premiere where many of them spoke about returning to the characters that became so loved across the globe. Director Danny Boyle talks about why now was the right time to return to the characters while Welsh updates on why the movie took so long to find its sequel. Kelly Macdonald likens returning to a ‘school reunion’ and how she Ewan McGregor was her first ‘on-screen love’ and how special that was to reunite.

You can tell from all the interviews embedded below that the cast were extremely pleased to be back and especially that they got to shoot the movie in Scotland which owes so much to the film and Boyle even comments on how even though it would have been easier to make the movie in London, Scotland was the only real option.

Check out the interviews below. T2: Trainspotting is set for release this Friday 27th January in UK cinemas.

T2: Trainspotting Interview: Director Danny Boyle

Ewan McGregor (Renton)

Kelly MacDonald (Diane)

Robert Carlyle (Francis Begbie)

Ewen Bremner (Spud)

Author Irvine Welsh (Mikey Forrester)

Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy)

Anjela Nedyalkova (Veronika)