It didn’t take long for Ewan McGregor to become one of the most likable people actors In the star Wars being. First, fight battle bots and droidekas alongside Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn in phantom danger. He then perfectly delivered the sentence, “You were right about one thing, Master. Negotiations were short,” telegramming some humor that McGregor would bring to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Disney + . series Obi-Wan Kenobi It gives him a chance to reconsider the iconic role, but McGregor’s uncle advised him not to take on the role years ago. Here’s why.
Ewan McGregor had doubts about playing Obi-Wan Kenobi
MacGregor discusses the audition process for the role of Obi-Wan during a conversation with BBC Radio 1’s Ali Plumb (via Youtube).
He said that everyone in Britain auditioned, and despite the stiff competition, McGregor remained in contention for the part through several rounds of auditions. With each round came the increasing realization that he could join the star Wars being. Not only did he join in, but he also played a prominent role, and the seeds of doubt began to bear fruit.
“I’m getting closer and closer [to the part] And she started to talk, “Oh, wait a minute, I could be in star Wars, “Maybe” should I be? “I thought about it long and hard because it didn’t really feel what I was thinking,” McGregor said.
MacGregor consulted several people while trying to make his decision. was one Trainspotting Director Danny Boyle. Another was MacGregor’s uncle Dennis Lawson, Acting champion and known star Wars Fans like the Rebel Wedge Antilles pilot.
Lawson’s advice? Do not do it.
Why Lawson asked McGregor to say no to ‘Star Wars’
McGregor clearly had confidence in Lawson’s opinion on the matter. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have asked about Obi-Wan Kenobi playing. The Moulin Rouge The actor apparently ignored the advice, but he explained why he advised Lawson not to star Wars.
“He was like, don’t do it, don’t do it. If you want a job after age 30, don’t do it,” McGregor said. When Plumb asked him why, McGregor explained his uncle’s reasoning.
“Because he went through everything about that fan afterward, and he said he was like — he didn’t really understand it. It was two weeks’ work for him, and then it became this thing.”
MacGregor’s uncle Dennis, A star Wars A fan favorite, advise him not to play Obi-Wan Kenobi. McGregor told BBC Radio 1 that he’s happy to be joining the franchise, and now we’ll get a chance to see him reprise the role after nearly 20 years.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi movie brings McGregor back to Star Wars
McGregor starred in all three star Wars prequels between 1999 and 2005, and they helped make him a household name. Some of his most notable films – Moulin RougeAnd black hawk fellAnd he fell in loveAnd Al Jazeera Came after MacGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi He takes him back to the distant and ancient galaxy, as his archenemy is back on screen. Hayden Christensen is back! To play Darth Vader.
MacGregor’s uncle was stunned star Wars The fans’ deep love for the franchise, as his nephew told BBC Radio 1. MacGregor can speak. It is confused with interwoven storytelling, but praise Obi-Wan Kenobi Director Deborah Chow For leadership and a strong vision of the story that the series tells.
Obi-Wan KenobiHis six-episode series begins May 27, 2022 on Disney+.
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