Host: What’s the origin of ‘the bowl of soup’ story?
Robert Carlyle: I have a friend who owns a market stall selling incense in Glasgow, and one day, this guy comes along and asks what it is and my friend goes ‘it’s incense, you put a stick of incense in the holder, light it and it gives off a nice smell. The guy goes away and comes back 10 mins later and says ‘so what is that?’ and my friend goes ‘I just told you, it’s incense’. the guy walks away like ‘pffft!’ again. Then he comes back again 10 mins later and says ‘so what is that?’ and my friend goes ‘I just told you!!! You know what, it’s a BOWL OF SOUP!!’ and the guy goes ‘NO YOU’RE A FUCKING BOWL OF SOUP!!’