Star Ewan McGregor of ‘Obi-Wan Star Wars Says That ‘The Mandalorian’ Got Him Back into Star Wars
Star Wars prequel movies are now a common meme. Star Wars fans quickly point out that the films contain too many CGI and overly dramatic performances. However, Star Wars enthusiasts love to rewatch and quote these films.
Ewan McGregor starred in the prequel series as Obi-Wan Kenobi, as you well know. Still, the reviews of the original series were hard on the actor, and the filming was notoriously tedious. McGregor claims that it is a completely different experience when he films the TV show Obi-Wan Kenobi. This is partly due to The Mandalorian.
Variety hosts Actor On Actor Interviews where two actors from Hollywood are invited to chat about their work. Comicbook noticed that the interview with Ewan McGregor, and The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal had some interesting details. They also discussed how the prequels were shot versus the ObiWan series and how The Mandalorian was what really got McGregor interested in Star Wars.
He says that he was shocked to hear there would be a third season of The Mandalorian. It was amazing, and I loved it so much.
McGregor also compares filming to his appearances in Obi-Wan. Pascal says it was a “different experience” to return to Obi-Wan. Ewan claims that the production of Obi-Wan Kenobi made him “excited” as “I feel like everything’s possible now.”
They also reflect on Star Wars’ specialness to them and how Disney is pushing the boundaries in its universe with this new direction. McGregor tells Pascal, “The beauty of it all is that it’s in a faraway galaxy.” It’s a universe full of possibilities. The original movies are still available, but they have a linear quality. Incredibly, you and they took it in a different direction. They used a slightly different tone but kept the movie in the same universe.
Star Wars is special. While we may all have opinions about the films, the series or the lore in the other media, we can all agree that there is value in the universe. We are looking forward to the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi and season 3 of The Mandalorian.