Sitting on the set of his directorial debut, Robert Carlyle chuckles when asked how many times he's been quizzed about the return of Trainspotting.
While celebrating the release of the highly-acclaimed black comedy The Legend of Barney Thomson, the Maryhill actor conceded to give fans a notion of things still to come.
The director's chair was a difficult position for Carlyle - he calls it "a very dodgy relationship" - and he seems less than keen to return to it, preferring his tried and tested (and BAFTA-winning) acting career.
But on the subject of a second Trainspotting, the film that cemented his career in 1996, Carlyle says: "What I think is it's closer that it has ever been."
Out in cinemas now, The Legend of Barney Thomson sees Carlyle in the eponymous lead role, as a hapless barber turned serial killer.
Standing up beside an all-star cast including Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone and Martin Compston, Carlyle couldn't help but inject parts of his own childhood into the movie set in Glasgow.
He said: "[The idea to direct] came to me purely as an actor years ago. I was out in Canada doing my TV show out there and a friend said to me, 'I've got a wee Scottish script' and I thought, 'I can't get away from this'.
"The problem with it was it was Scottish, set in Glasgow, but it didn't feel particularly Glasgow to me - it was written by a Canadian writer.
"I said if I was going to get involved with it they would need to give it a rewrite and get a Scottish eye on it."
Carlyle suggested Scottish writer Colin MacLaren was best to cast his eye over the less-than-Weegie script.
Once MacLaren was on board alongside Richard Cowan, the film received a huge level of interest from financial backers and Carlyle was asked to not only to star in the film, but direct it as well.
It was an offer he couldn't refuse.
In his interview with STV's Grant Lauchlan, Carlyle dishes up the latest on the horrors of an edit suite, having fun in his own role as Barney and the joys of working with the formidable Emma Thompson.