Ewan McGregor has a blast. It doesn’t matter if the promotion of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ is a challenge, it’s all laughter and happiness at the return of the beloved character he brought to life in the prequels. The actor does not fail to show a deep gratitude for being able to embody the mythical Jedi master again, at the same time that he makes an effort to emphasize that for Alec Guinness he must always be present.
“It was interesting to come back to a character that we know from Alec Guinness’s portrayal in the ’70s, a wise, powerful, spiritual man, and then the work that I did with the character from Episode I to III, where we see him go from being a student to sit on the Jedi council turned teacher. From a performance standpoint, it was a very interesting challenge to take that important Jedi and turn him into a broken man. I also like that Alec Guinness is present in my performance in some way.let its essence be perceived”.
McGregor underscores his reverence for the original trilogy, the galactic crown jewel in a universe that has often generated controversy. Now on some occasions the Internet is filled with anger, which leads us to hate, as Master Yoda taught us; but in their day the prequels already ran into their fair share of rejection even without that Dark Side that social networks can embrace. Hence, one of the things that both McGregor and Hayden Christensen, an actor who once again plays Darth Vader, are enjoying, be the renewed love for those ‘Star Wars’ movies.
“It’s been great for me to feel that support for the prequels. At first, when we made them, we didn’t get that, there was no social media and also the audience was very young, so it took us a long time to hear their opinions. But, at over the years, [me he dado cuenta de que]Regardless of what the critics said, the audience we made these movies for, the kids from the younger generation; they meant a lot to them, they are THEIR ‘Star Wars’ movies, in the same way that Alec Guinness was my Obi-Wan. That means a lot to me and in part It is the reason why I have decided to return to the character“.
Ewan McGregor never loses his good humor talking about ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, despite the fact that at some point the interviews are a bit uphill for him. “I have to be more careful”says the interpreter when he realizes the ball in which the words he spoke during his recent appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show have become. “‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ is taking the blame for failing Anakin and losing him to the dark side, so he’s a mess. He’s hiding, he’s not a Jedi anymore and he’s down… *Then something happens, and you have to decide whether to help someone do something or not*“said.
Sure, the conspiracy-themed corner of this our favorite galaxy far away has gone berserk with that tiniest hint. “It makes me very happy because I didn’t think it would be given so much importance. It’s very difficult to do these interviews…”confesses McGregor thinking about how to get out of the garden.
“What I like about all of this is that both Disney and Lucasfilm, as well as all of us involved, are working very hard to protect the fan experience, so that when they watch the series on the first day they enjoy it as much as possible because they don’t know anything about it. Making the promotion is being like going through a minefield. I just can’t tell you what I was referring to… I shouldn’t have said anything!“. Speculation aside. on May 27 we will get rid of doubts with the premiere of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ on Disney+.