Robert Carlyle Defends Decision To Take On New Project

Scottish actor ROBERT CARLYLE has defended his decision to take on a new TV project, insisting the move isn’t a “journey back” from his starring roles in movies.

The actor made his name on the small screen before catapulting to fame after appearing in hit films including Trainspotting and The Full Monty.

He’s currently starring in U.S. sci-fi series Stargate Universe – and admits he loves being a part of a TV cast.

Carlyle tells The Sun, “I started off doing TV, so it didn’t ever seem to me to be like a journey back in any way.

“I had continued to do bits of TV through the years – some stuff that I’d really enjoyed. I particularly enjoyed Hitler: The Rise of Evil with CBS and also Human Trafficking.

“Those two things were really the steps on the way to Stargate Universe.”