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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen on Their Off-Screen Friendship

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, May 19, 2022.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    The final countdown is on for the premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi. As part of Vanity Fair's ongoing coverage of all things Star Wars, Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen touched on their friendship throughout their time in the franchise and what it was like to finally reunite again.



    Before their fated duel on Mustafar, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker loved each other like brothers. And as we've been learning throughout this entire marketing run for the upcoming Disney Plus series, that bond lives on when the cameras aren't rolling too. McGregor talked about working with Christensen during Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith:



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    Since the conclusion of the prequel trilogy, the two actors say they didn't really keep in touch. Time passed and they largely moved on. Eventually, the time came for Obi-Wan Kenobi with Ewan McGregor returning to the role. Christensen, meanwhile, was not. And as it's been highlighted, bringing Vader back wasn't even in the initial cards for the series. During this time of not knowing whether or not Christensen would be back, the two were at an autograph signing together. Even then, they didn't have much of a chance to talk which Christensen recalls:



    McGregor had to put on his best poker face and not give up the goods that conversations were indeed still happening about bringing him back for the show. He said:



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    The next time they saw each other, it was official. Christensen and would be joining McGregor for Obi-Wan Kenobi. They met on Santa Monica one day during the pre-production phase to catch up. The two touched on how it felt to finally be together again.



    McGregor, being a producer for the show, said that he was dreading the possibility of not doing the show without his friend, which is what it seemed would happen for a long time. No matter how it all went down behind-the-scenes, it led to the two being on set together again.



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    When the time came for Christensen to return to a galaxy far, far away, McGregor recalls that first day on set being busier than normal:



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    The promised 'rematch of the century' will almost surely see another confrontation between McGregor's Obi-Wan and Christensen's Darth Vader (voice still unknown). Christensen can't wait for fans to see what's in store, saying simply:



    The wait is almost over Star Wars fans! Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres May 27th on Disney Plus with the first two episodes.



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    It's inconceivable to me that James Earl Jones won't voice the character. Sure, they might have Christensen speak to Obi-wan as Darth Vader sans the mask -- but with mask on, you don't mess with The Voice of cinema's Ultimate Villain.

    It got me to thinking that in this age of deep fake (which includes pitch-perfect vocal reproductions) that Disney/Lucasfilm has probably signed a deal with James Earl Jones to use his voice in perpetuity after the actor passes away.
     
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