OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor Reveals When Shooting Begins And Teases Alec Guinness's Influence

OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor Reveals When Shooting Begins And Teases Alec Guinness's Influence

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor shares another big filming update for the Disney+ TV series, also revealing how Alec Guinness's performance will continue to influence his take on the Jedi Master!

Ewan McGregor was a guest on tonight's The Graham Norton Show, confirming during his appearance that the plan is for Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi to begin filming "in March of next year." 

The actor also shared some insight into how Star Wars actor Alec Guinness' portrayal of the Jedi Master will influence his performance here, and how it affected his work in the controversial prequels.

"The fun thing about doing them in the first place, when I was much younger, was trying to imagine Alec Guiness - how would he play these scenes as a younger guy," McGregor says. "And it led me to watch a lot of his early work, which I hadn't seen before. Brilliant movies, wonderful films that he'd been in...and I just had such a great time sort of studying him in those movies."

There was a great film called The Card, that I'd never seen, about a ragged old man who ends up being a sort of mayor of a town or something. So as you say. I'm much closer in age to him and it will be my challenge to try and sort of meet him somewhere."

"I love Alec Guiness, I never got to meet him, but I love him through his work and it's a great honor to sort of try and pretend to be him," McGregor concluded, teasing his older take on the legendary Jedi.

There are rumors that Obi-Wan Kenobi will follow the iconic hero both during his isolation on Tatooine and the Clone Wars, with Hayden Christensen reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker. If so, we're in store for a real treat, as that live-action version of the animated series should be absolutely epic!

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