Kevin McKidd Goes Shakespeare: Lifelong Dream Fulfilled
It looks like getting bitten by the directing bug has inspired Kevin McKidd to explore other areas behind the scenes. He's launching his own production company so he can make a film version of MacBeth in his native Scotland, which he says he's been dying to do. "It's been a long held dream to make Macbeth in Scotland," he says. "But I would be acting, not directing — that would be kind of crazy at this point."
So who's stepping behind the camera while McKidd presumably plays the regicidal Thane? Danny Boyle, director of Slumdog Millionaire, who also directed Kevin in Trainspotting, and is one of the actor's greatest inspirations. "Back when I did Trainspotting, I was 21 and worked with Danny Boyle. I was extremely inspired and said, 'I think I can actually do this'. It's opened up a whole new world for me," McKidd explains.
The Scottish Play filmed in Scotland with an actual Scotsman playing MacBeth? That's so crazy, it just might be a raging success. (And even if it isn't, at least we'll get to hear Kevin in his super-sexy native accent, which is definitely worth it.)