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While chatting with Pedro Pascal for Variety’s feature film Actors on Actors, Ewan McGregor expressed his admiration for the new technology.
I just came straight out of our shoot on the “Kenobi” series, and I’m working with so many of your crew on “The Mandalorian”. In fact, Deborah Chow directs all of our shows, and I know she directed episodes of your first season. I’m having an amazing time there with this amazing technology, and I’m not in front of too much green screen and blue screen… I made the first three movies in the late 90s and 2000s, and by the time you did episodes 2 and 3, 90% of the scenes were literally on green sets with green floors and green walls, or blue set with blue sides and blue walls.
Ewan McGregor has known more than most when it comes to the Star Wars franchise, but even he isn’t immune to the dizzying fun of acting alongside Stormtroopers or Jawas. ” I have to be so careful, McGregor said, wary of mistakenly revealing spoilers. ” It’s no secret when this series is set, but I had to walk past two Stormtroopers. I realized that I had never played with a Stormtrooper because mine were clones, you know? It was the Clone Army. So I had never seen a Stormtrooper. So I walked past them in this scene. I turned around – and I was 6 again. McGregor continued, ” I’m so close to one and I’m scared, you know? So crazy. Then I asked someone, “Were there Stormtroopers in my movies? Because I don’t think I’ve seen a Stormtrooper for real before. They said, “No, they weren’t Stormtroopers; they were clones. And Jawas, I had another scene with a little Jawa. Although McGregor shared scenes with Clonetroopers in the Prequel trilogy, they were created by CG, so seeing a real Stormtrooper in the flesh, so to speak, is a whole different matter altogether.
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Obi Wan Kenobi takes place a decade after the events of Revenge of the Sith and in addition to Ewan McGregor, also stars Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Joel Edgerton (Boy erased), Bonnie Piesse (The wish), Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), Indira Varma (Game of thrones), Rupert Ami (Country), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight out of Compton), Sung Kang (F9), Simone Kessell (Account) et Benny Safdie (Uncut gems). The series will also feature the return of Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader.