‘The Mandalorian’ Reignited Ewan McGregor’s Passion for ‘Star Wars’

‘The Mandalorian’ Reignited Ewan McGregor's Passion for ‘Star Wars’



While new Star Wars tasks appear to be coming left, proper, and heart, at Disney+, with Andor presently in manufacturing, The Book of Boba Fett having simply wrapped this week and a 3rd season of The Mandalorian arriving subsequent yr, it’s the lengthy awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi collection with Ewan McGregor reprising his Jedi grasp position that some simply can not wait to see.

The Mandalorian star, Pedro Pascal, not too long ago joined McGregor on an episode of Variety’s Actors on Actors collection, through which it was revealed that it was the hit collection that made McGregor love Star Wars once more. It is sixteen years because the Scottish actor final performed the position of Obi-Wan, and whereas many are eagerly awaiting his new appearances, it was the present scorching Star Wars spin-off that he needed to heap reward on.

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“It pulled me back into the Star Wars world, The Mandalorian series, in a way I didn’t expect. It blew me away how much I loved it,” Ewan McGregor stated. Pascal commented, “The first thing that I noticed when I started meeting with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni was that they were finding a way to totally realize their love of Star Wars, all of our love for Star Wars. And so, creatively to step into something, it just felt so safe. It was so clear to me that they knew what they were doing, starting with their heart being in the right place – and doing it with a lot of love.”

“I just came directly from our set on the Kenobi series, and I’m working with so many of your crew from The Mandalorian,” McGregor added. “In fact, Deborah Chow is directing all of our series, and I know she directed episodes of your first season. I’m having such an amazing time down there with that incredible technology, and not being in front of too much green screen and blue screen.”

McGregor went on to debate his expertise engaged on the Star Wars prequels, and the way just about 90% of what they did was shot with inexperienced and blue display screen all over the place. Talking about how expertise has modified massively within the final twenty years, he stated this.

“I like it. It’s like the beginning of Hollywood. It’s almost like when they had three-sided sets all in a row, and a bunch of guys with windup cameras, and you would just go from one stage to the other, one background to the other. Well, we’re doing sort of the same thing, except just the background changes instead of the stage. I’m excited about it because I feel like anything’s possible now. That you can invent stuff, interiors or exteriors that don’t exist in the real world, and put us into that environment. And also, you don’t have to fly ever. I mean, traveling has been great for the first 30 years of my career, but now I just want to stay at home. I just want to drive to work and drive home from work. I want a proper job.”

The Obi-Wan Kenobi forged sees the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, together with fellow returnees Joe Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, in addition to newcomers to the franchise resembling Indira Varmer, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson and Benny Safdie. Deborah Chow will direct your complete collection, which sits within the Star Wars time line half approach between the occasions of Revenge of The Sith and the unique Star Wars. This information originated at Variety.

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