He may have a good body but Ewan McGregor became nothing more than a floating head on Monday.
During an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the actor joined the talk show host for a hilarious comedy skit.
pair used a green screen for dramatic effect and their heads were seen
swooping across various backdrops for True Facts of Truth.
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The sky's the limit: Ewan McGregor became a
floating head along with Jimmy Fallon as he joined the host on his Late
Night show on Monday
Ewan and Jimmy took it in turns to reel off bizarre facts such as, ‘Sharks are afraid of heights’.
duo mostly managed to keep straight faces which only served to add to
the humour of the sketch, but broke down halfway through.
Ewan failed to suppress a giggle when he said: Henry Ford’s first model car had 600 wheels. It was later narrowed down to four.’
The magic of technology: The pair stood against a green screen in green capes and for True Facts of Truth
Flying high: With the help of the green screen Ewan and Jimmy's heads were able to soar across various landscapes
They stood in front of the
screen wearing matching bright green capes which covered all of their
bodies and left just their heads exposed.
But it wasn’t all fun and games as Ewan was also there to promote his new movie The Impossible.
starring Naomi Watts, the film, which is released in the US on Friday,
tells one family’s true story of survival during the 2004 tsunami.
Losing their composure: At one point Jimmy and Ewan both broke into laughter as they attempted to deliver their lines
Showing their silly sides: The pair couldn't help but laugh as they reeled off bizarre facts
Ewan said: ‘I’m very proud of it. It’s a very tough film and a very important film.’
revealed that he hadn’t met the man he was playing ahead of making the
movie so relied on telephone conversations and advice from the film’s
Ewam said: ‘When he came out I was quite nervous about it. But he came out he was quite happy with the way I was playing him.’
VIDEO: McGregor and Fallon can barely keep straight-faced in hilarious skit
Anything is possible: The various backdrops included sunsets, clouds, waterfalls and forests
Drumming up publicity: Ewan was on the show to promote his new movie The Impossible, which is released on Friday
The 41-year-old Scottish actor
also spoke about how ‘eerie’ it was to film in the same Thailand hotel
and stand in the same spots the family of five had been in when the
tsunami hit the coastline.
But Ewan added: ‘If you’re going to make a story about something like this you have to make it absolutely true.’
has just been nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actress
thanks to her role in the movie and revealed she ‘let out a yelp’ after
learning of her nod.
Pleased with his achievements: Ewan was proud to
be a part of the project and spoke about how important it was to make
it 'absolutely true'