Recently I had the pleasure of conducting a phone interview with Scottish actor Adam Sinclair, the star of the upcoming movie Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy. Sinclair’s other work include the television series Mile High and the mini-series The Day of the Triffids, along with appearing in multiple feature films including Van Wilder 2 and Nina’s Heavenly Delights. Irvine Welsh is also the author of Trainspotting, and there has been much anticipation for the film adaptation of the following book Ecstasy. In the movie Sinclair plays the character Lloyd Bruist, an aging clubber who meets and falls in love with Heather, played by Kristin Kreuk. In the interview Sinclair talks about the movie, his character, his connection to the text and the universal message it has for all of us.
For the record, Adam Sinclair was a delight to interview. He was very funny, very humble, and has excellent taste in superheroes. Just read the interview and you’ll see.
In this movie, Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy, you play a character named Lloyd Bruist. Tell me a little bit about this character and the story of Ecstasy.
Lloyd is a bit of an aging clubber. The story of Ecstasy, it’s a bit of an ambiguous title, it’s about these characters Lloyd with his friends Woodsy and Ally, and these boys in the club scene and they shouldn’t really be in it anymore. They’re getting old, they should be moving on in life and looking for something else in life. They’re looking on to find the other ecstasy in life other than chemical of ecstasy, and so Lloyd eventually finds love. He doesn’t think it’s going to happen and it never actually happens until in the movie it does happen and Kristin Kruek is introduced through the character Heather and they find love with each other. It’s about transgression and them finding love without it being chemically enhanced and moving their lives forward. So the title is kind of ambiguous and it’s all about each individual person, so its very much an ensemble piece with each individual person from the cast with their characters finding their ecstasy whether it is through yoga, or through having a better life, or traveling, and how they transgress less.