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Ewan McGregor and Pedro Pascal Talk Stormtroopers, Jawas, Filming, and Their Experiences Being in ‘Star Wars’

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  1. SWNN Probe

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    The new season of Variety's Actors on Actors is being released this week, and one of the episodes features the two leads of two different Star Wars series talking to each other. Indeed, Pedro Pascal, representing The Mandalorian, and Ewan McGregor, representing his latest series Halston, had a 30-minute recorded conversation where they talked about their careers, and especially their Star Wars projects.



    As a Star Wars veteran himself, McGregor (who is also filming his Obi-Wan Kenobi right now), had a lot of questions and comments about The Mandalorian, especially concerning Grogu and the secrets inside Star Wars. In fact, one of the few common grounds the two of them found is the fact that it is so hard to keep a Star Wars secret from reporters and interviewers, as they become more and more sneaky every time. Even McGregor himself revealed that he's already shot a scene with Stormtroopers in it, even though he thought that wasn't a spoiler at all since Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, as the public already knows. He said:



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    To him, saying that there are stormtroopers and Jawas in the show was probably the most innocent and harmless thing he could have said, but it was probably enough to launch hundreds of online articles like this one. Nonetheless, the two have kept huge Star Wars secrets in the past -- Ewan McGregor knew that he was coming back years before it was publicly announced, while Pascal had to keep the Grogu secret from literally everyone. He said:



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    Another common ground for the two actors on their experience on Star Wars was shooting with a character from the Yoda species. Whether it's Yoda himself for McGregor or Baby Yoda, a.k.a. Grogu for Pascal, the two agreed that the puppet is by far the superior form. McGregor asked Pedro Pascal if it was a puppet that had been on set, to which the latter responded:



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    In fact, he then went on to describe what is probably the first deleted scene we know of from The Mandalorian:



    While he didn't mention which episode this was from, it seems like a perfect scene from Chapter 7: The Reckoning.



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    Ewan McGregor also has a bit of experience with shooting with a Yoda puppet. He said:



    However, he's also shot a lot with a CG version of the character, which was included in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith (due to the fact that Yoda had to do a lot more than sitting down in those movies):



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    Pedro Pascal took this opportunity to put the tears back in our eyes when he relived shooting the final scene of season 2, where he had to say goodbye to Grogu:



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    While there wasn't a lot mentioned about the Kenobi series besides the inclusion of stormtroopers and Jawas, Ewan McGregor couldn't help but share his enthusiasm about working with Deborah Chow. This is definitely worth mentioning because even though the actor has already shown his excitement about the director in the past, he hasn't done it a lot since they started filming. It is comforting to see that he's still trusting her with the whole vision of the show:



    There isn't really anything ground-breaking in this conversation, but it will certainly put a smile on your face, especially as you see Pedro Pascal's genuine excitement in meeting one of his acting heroes. And, as he revealed, he didn't know him at first from the Star Wars prequels, but rather the Danny Boyle movie Trainspotting. Here you can check out the conversation in video form:



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    Looking more and more like Kenobi of old!!! :D
     
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    I'm so sorry.
    But as long as Star Wars official sites use that "Baby Yoda" term, well, the ground is still open to speak seriously about flat Earth, chemtrails, and overall the domination of the World by Chinese Muslims Illuminatis coming from Mars.

    Hey guys. Move on. You should watch the serie called The Mandalorian. Somewhere it is explained that this little green IS NOT Yoda and he has his own name. How do you need this to be stated ? :mad:
     
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    ^Wow that's dramatic, hyperbolic and random. Anyway..

    Just watched the video with them and it's awesome! Fun watch
     
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