Ewan McGregor has been one of Hollywood’s hottest stars over the last 25 years, ever since he burst on the scene in Trainspotting. Since then, he’s been in the Star Wars franchise, Moulin Rouge! and most recently, Halston, but there’s another family member the entertainment industry is starting to buzz about: his 25-year-old daughter Clara McGregor.
The model and actress might not be a household name just yet, but Ewan better get ready to share the spotlight after protecting his daughter from the prying lenses of the paparazzi when she was younger. “My dad sheltered us very much from the public eye; this was his world, his career and we didn’t have anything to do with that, and rightfully so,” she explained to the Evening Standard. “I wasn’t thrown into the public eye before I had my own decision to put myself there. Clara calls her upbringing a “pretty normal childhood” because “it wasn’t all Hollywood and red carpets.”
Her dad is so confident in her talent that they are teaming up for a short film called Addi (and also stars Katie Holmes’ ex-boyfriend, Emilio Vitolo Jr.) “It’s a personal story very loosely inspired by personal events,” she revealed in an interview with Grazia. “I’m producing it, I’m acting in it and I was a part of the writing process with our writer. It is something that my dad and I are doing together. I’m excited.”
So get to know Clara because she’s one of Hollywood’s next big things — not just in front of the camera, but behind the scenes as well. She’s a fashion industry darling (she gets major real estate during New York Fashion Week) yet she still has an edgy side (those tattoos and piercings) — Ewan’s oldest daughter is ready for the limelight.