Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor has discussed the difficulties with keeping the secret about the Kenobi Disney+ series and his internal struggles with lying about his Star Wars return for years.
“It just got difficult, I was brought up to tell the truth, and I was in a situation where I wasn’t really allowed to,” McGregor shared with Jimmy Kimmel Live. “The studios, and the big franchises, rightly so, want to keep everything very secret and as closed as it can be. But, at the same time, there’s this overwhelming amount of speculation online and on social media and what have you, and wherever I went for the last 15 years, people would ask me, ‘So, would you do it again?'”
“Once they started doing spinoffs, of course, everyone was like, ‘Are you gonna do an Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff?’ and I was talking to Lucasfilm and Disney about that but I couldn’t say that I was,” McGregor continued. “So I’d have to go, ‘Ya know, if they wanted to do one, I’d be quite interested in doing it.’ It started to look a bit like I was just trying to get the part.”
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McGregor further discussed how he was hurt by the fact people thought Lucasfilm were considering someone else to take on the role of Obi-Wan.
“It sort of hurt me inside and started to hurt my pride because people actually thought they’re considering someone else, looking for someone else to play that part,” McGregor said.
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