Ewan McGregor Teases Obi-Wan Kenobi Show After Emmy Win, Promises We Won’t Be Disappointed
Ewan McGregor just picked up his first ever Emmy statue at Sunday night’s awards. He won for his role in Halston on Netflix, the Ryan Murphy created show about the legendary fashion designer. Although Ewan McGregor has been acting for many years, he is rarely nominated for awards. So it was gratifying to see him win for such a complex and compelling character. During the aftershow press conference, McGregor also answered a question about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ and acknowledged the importance of women’s equality in the industry.
Ewan McGregor Talks About Obi-Wan Kenobi
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When asked about details on the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, McGregor was predictably coy. Having been involved with Star Wars for over 20 years, he knows the importance of not revealing spoilers. But he reiterated his delight at working with Deborah Chow and returning to the iconic role.
“We finished shooting our series, and it was really, really good fun. I really enjoyed working with Deborah Chow, and I think it will not disappoint,” McGregor said in response to a question about the upcoming Disney+ series. “The new technology that we employed doing it is cool, and it was a different experience than making the original three films that I did.”
This is not the first time that McGregor has gone on the record to talk about how the experience of filming Obi-Wan Kenobi compares to the filming of the Star Wars prequels. The actor has often spoken about how he struggled with acting against a green-screen. But the new Disney+ shows including The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi utilize the ‘Volume’ screen. This is a huge screen for actors to work against. It was adopted from video game technology to give a realistic virtual location.
McGregor did not give any further details on the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. But we know that he will reunite with Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the show. Other members of the cast include Joel Edgerton; Maya Erskine, Rupert Friend, Moses Ingram, Sung Kan, Simone Kessell, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma and more.
Ewan McGregor Supports Women’s Equality
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Ewan McGregor also took time to talk about his children who vary greatly across age ranges. He says all of them were texting him in support during the awards show, which is just adorable. With three adult daughters, McGregor says that he is also greatly concerned with the issue of women’s equality.
“There were just a lot of very beautiful things said tonight in some of the other speeches. I have four daughters, and the importance of women and women’s rights, and equality for women, and equal pay for women…it’s so great to be in a room where people are talking about that,” he said. “I always think about my girls, so that is moving and important.”
We are big fans of Ewan McGregor here at Comic Years, and we can’t wait to see him reprise his role as the iconic Jedi in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Congratulations to Ewan McGregor for his Emmy win! To check out a complete list of the Emmy winners – and all of the latest genre news – be sure to follow Comic Years on Facebook and Twitter today!
Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.