“I always make a little Jedi move to open the doors of the supermarket…”
They found each other. 17 years later, Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are face to face again in the series Obi-Wan Kenobi from Disney+. And if the epic duel between the fallen Jedi and Darth Vader will wreak havoc, the Force is also with the actors in everyday life…
With a lot of humor, Ewan McGregor told recently at EW that he regularly attempts to use the Force in real life. In any case, it amuses him when he approaches automatic doorss: “I like to do that with automatic doors just for fun! I always do a little Jedi movement to open the doors of the supermarket for example. Or when I roll my shopping cart (laughs) Except that sometimes I been caught doing it…”
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A little simple pleasure of everyday life, “who makes me laughresumes McGregor.But when I’m caught doing that, I admit it’s rather embarrassing!”
His rival from Star Wars, Hayden Christensen, also confesses to using the same Jedi tricks. And besides, he says he did it at the time to try to defeat Ewan McGregor… billiards !
“I remember when we started shooting Episode II, when I started playing the character, I used to do it a little… I remember going to a bar in the corner with Ewan and playing pool with him and going to great lengths to try to influence the balls, direct them using the Force…”
An attempt at cheating which was not very successful: “It never really worked” admits Christensen, who still has things to learn from Darth Vader.