Friday, March 25, 2016

Ewan McGregor Further Discusses His 'The Force Awakens' Cameo

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By: Benjamin Hart

One of the most interesting Easter Eggs in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the inclusion of Obi-Wan Kenobi's voice speaking to Rey during her Force-back in Maz Kanata's Castle. Near the end of the vision you can faintly hear Kenobi say "Rey... these are your first steps." The "Rey" line was achieved by editing a previously spoken line by Alec Guiness, while Ewan McGregor returned to provide the rest of dialogue. McGregor, who hasn't portrayed Obi-Wan since 2005's Revenge Of The Sith, recently spoke with New York Daily News about his small cameo in The Force Awakens.

First off, he discussed being recruited by director J.J. Abrams:

"He just called me really late in the day, I mean just weeks before it was being released. (Abrams) just said that he felt like he wanted me to be a part of the film in some way. I told him I was waiting for the call for a long time."


And he further talked about how he got back into character:

"Of course, it was very peculiar to do it because it had been years since I did Obi's voice, so we watched quite a lot of scenes of me from the films I made, and then I said, 'When I did it, I was watching Alec Guinness so maybe we should set up some Alec Guinness scenes.' So that I wasn't trying to sound like me, I was trying to sound like him."

Weeks after the film was released Ewan finally got to see it and hear his work:

"I just went in; there weren't very many of us because it was the middle of the day... J.J. got to the heart and soul of what we loved about 'Star Wars' as kids. It made me feel proud to be a part of it in one way or another with the three that I did."

You can read the full interview here!

Source: New York Daily News
Via: Star Wars News Net

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