It wasn’t long before Ewan McGregor became one of the most popular actors in the world war of stars Universe. He first fought battle droids and droidekas alongside Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn The Phantom Menace. Then he perfectly delivered the line: “You were right about one thing, Master. Negotiations were brief,” which said some of the humor McGregor would bring to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Disney+ series Obi Wan Kenobi gives him a chance to reprise the iconic role, but McGregor’s uncle years ago advised him not to take on the role. Here’s why.
Ewan McGregor had doubts about playing Obi-Wan Kenobi
McGregor discussed auditioning to take on the role of Obi-Wan during a chat with BBC Radio 1’s Ali Plumb (via YouTube).
He said everyone in Britain auditioned, and despite the stiff competition, McGregor stayed in contention for the role through several rounds of auditions. With each lap came the growing realization that he could participate war of stars Universe. Not only participating, but also playing a prominent role, and the seeds of doubt began to bear fruit.
“I kept getting closer [to the part] and I started saying, ‘Oh wait a minute, I could be there war of stars,’ and maybe ‘Should I be?’ I thought about it really long and hard because it really didn’t feel like what I wanted,” McGregor said.
McGregor consulted several people as he tried to make his decision. someone was train spotting Director Danny Boyle. Another was McGregor’s uncle Denis Lawson, his acting hero and known for it war of stars Fans as rebel pilot Wedge Antilles.
Lawson’s advice? Do not do it.
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McGregor clearly trusted Lawson’s opinion on the matter. Otherwise he wouldn’t have asked to play Obi-Wan Kenobi. That Moulin Rouge The actor apparently ignored the advice, but explained why Lawson discouraged it war of stars.
“He said, ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it. If you want to have a career after 30, don’t do it,'” McGregor said. When Plumb asked why, McGregor explained his uncle’s reasoning.
“Because afterwards he went through all the fan stuff about it and said it was – he really didn’t get it. It was two weeks of work for him and then it became this thing.”
McGregor’s Uncle Denis, a war of stars Fan favorite, advised him not to play Obi-Wan Kenobi. McGregor told BBC Radio 1 he’s delighted to be joining the franchise and now we’ll get the opportunity to cast him back in the role almost 20 years later.
Obi-Wan Kenobi brings McGregor back to Star Wars
McGregor starred in the three war of stars prequels between 1999 and 2005, and they helped him make a name for himself. Some of his most notable films – Moulin Rouge, Black Hawk below, Down with love, The island — came after McGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obi Wan Kenobi takes him back to the distant and ancient galaxy, and his nemesis on screen is back too. Hayden Christensen returns to play Darth Vader.
McGregor’s uncle was speechless war of stars the fans’ deep love for the franchise, the nephew told BBC Radio 1. McGregor can relate to that. He gets confused by the intertwined storylines, but he praised it Obi Wan Kenobi Director Deborah Chow for her strong command and vision for the story the series tells.
Obi Wan KenobiThe six-episode series begins May 27, 2022 on Disney+.
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