Ewan McGregor Reflects on The Phantom Menace Reviews: ‘It Was Hard Knowing There Were Two More To Do’

Ewan McGregor reflects on The Phantom Menace reviews: "It was hard knowing there were two more to go"
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Today, the prelogy has been rehabilitated by the fans, to the delight of the interpreter of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

On the cover of Vanity Fair in the company of the heroes of the other series Star Wars Disney+ event, Rosario Dawson (Ahsoka), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Diego Luna (Andor), Ewan McGregor talks about his return to the George Lucas saga, this time for the small screen in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Having already mentioned the fact that he had had a hard time filming on green screens in the prelogy, then the mixed reception of the films at the turn of the 2000s, he specifies here: “It was complicated, because it was a huge decision for each of us to join such an event. (so when the bad reviews fell) It was tough knowing there were two more to go.”

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When the idea germinated a few years later to bring him back in the role of the Jedi, he admits having been reluctant at first, before finding a good idea to develop his character. While he was to turn in a film Obi-Wan Kenobi directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot), he wanted to explore his dark side: “I just said: ‘I think we should tell the story of a broken man, who lost his faith.’ He always has a funny line to say, he seems calm in any situation, he’s a good fighter, a good soldier, but to see him in small pieces, then to understand how he became himself again… We started from the.”

The hero will therefore be back on Tatooine, keeping an eye on a young Luke Skywalker while an inquisitor, Reya (Moses Ingram) tracks him down to eliminate him. Hayden Christensen will also be back in the costume of Darth Vader in this series by Deborah Chow, which is due to arrive on Disney+ from May 27. Then his partner in town, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, will be in Ahsoka. “Our little boy was born into a family that was all about Star Wars, the actor has fun. Either he will go our way or he will oppose it, I don’t know. Maybe it will be a Trekkie (a Star Trek fan)!”

Ewan McGregor is happy that the Star Wars prelogy is now appreciated

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