Ewan McGregor Speaks Out About Reluctance to Join “Star Wars” Prequels
Renowned actor Ewan McGregor recently opened up about his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the “Star Wars” prequels and admitted that he had hesitations before accepting the role.
Despite the prequel trilogy being reevaluated positively in hindsight, it faced heavy criticism upon its initial release, which made the experience challenging for the actors, according to McGregor. Natalie Portman, who played Padmé Amidala, also highlighted the difficulties of working on the films.
McGregor, who has previously talked about the technological challenges of filming the prequels, expressed his apprehensions about joining the “Star Wars” franchise, revealing that he had almost declined the role.
During an interview with Variety at the Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden, McGregor discussed his iconic role as Obi-Wan Kenobi. He admitted that he was initially hesitant to join the franchise and thought it did not fit his acting style.
“I’m happy to have played this character for many people, but when these films came out, they were not appreciated for what they were worth. It was difficult,” McGregor shared.
However, McGregor has since expressed his enjoyment of playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Disney+ series, considering the prequels have gained a dedicated fan base since their release. As for the possibility of returning to the “Star Wars” saga, McGregor has not confirmed any plans, but fans can relive the prequels and the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series to appreciate his acting skill..