Ewan McGregor reveals returning to 'Star Wars' has been a 'very long process'.
The 51-year-old actor rose to fame thanks to his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the sci-fi series. In all, he appeared in three films as the wise Jedi Master. The Brit returned to his iconic role for the new Disney+ miniseries 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'. In fact, it took many years for him to decide to be part of the star saga again.
“I just got asked a lot about it. At the end of every interview I've ever done, I've been asked two questions: would I do the sequel to 'Trainspotting' and would I ever play Obi-Wan Kenobi again." This has made him more sensitive to how much fans care about Obi-Wan's story.
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“When we were making [the films], we didn't hear that. We just didn't get that reaction. I started to realize that people really liked the films and that they meant a lot to this generation," adds the actor. That's why he found more and more pleasure in the idea of going back to 'Star Wars'.
"And then one day Disney asked me to meet up because they kept seeing me on social media saying I'd like to play Obi-Wan Kenobi again," McGregor continues. He promises fans a "really brilliant story" to be told in the series. The episodes will air on Disney+ starting Friday (May 27).