The Hollywood Reporter -- LONDON – Ewan McGregor, the Jack the Giant Slayer star, took to Twitter to criticize the BBC and defend fellow Scottish actor James McAvoy.
Hardtalk, the BBC's world news magazine show, had used McAvoy as an example of a celebrity who was cast in a West End theater show to attract audiences.
VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks 'Star Wars' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
McGregor used the social-media site to defend McAvoy, who is currently appearing in Macbeth on the London stage.
"Hardtalk moaning about celebs in theater," McGregor tweeted. "Using James McAvoy as an eg. Ridiculous. Don't they know he's a brilliant actor. Come on BBC."
The BBC show was discussing the use of talent from on screen on the stage as a way of bolstering box-office revenues and garnering fuller houses.
Related article on THR.com:
Helen Mirren, Rupert Everett, James McAvoy Among Olivier Awards Nominees
_ _ _ _
Find more online: THR.com
Joe Manganiello parties with new love Sofia Vergara and her family in Miami on today's Celebs Gone Social.
Find out which stars attended Jennifer Lopez's birthday celebration on today's Celebs Gone Social.
It's been 20 years since "Jurassic Park" came out. See what the cast of the movie is up to these days.
Find out what happened to the stars of 'Garden State' after they made the hit indie film.
Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldana, and Maggie Gyllenhaal all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.
Check out some of January Jones' most retro wardrobe choices from over the years.
© 2014 Microsoft