Ewan McGregor Says It’s A ‘F**king Massive Relief’ To Finally Talk About The Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series

Ewan McGregor is finally ready to talk about his upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series.

The actor, 48, chatted with Men’s Journal about the new “Star Wars” spin-off series, exclusively launching on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, revealing it’s a “massive relief” for it not to be a secret anymore.

“It’s a f**king massive relief,” he explained. “Because for four years, I’ve been having to lie to people about it.”

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The Golden Globe-nominated actor starred in the early 2000s prequel “Star Wars” episodes as the fan-favourite Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. When news broke of the Kenobi standalone series, fans were ecstatic.

“The storyline sits between ‘Episode III’ [‘Revenge of the Sith’] and ‘Episode IV’ [‘Star Wars’],” McGregor teased.

Adding, “It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him — well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with that the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of ‘Episode III’. It’s quite something to get over.”

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And he’s excited to become more like Alec Guinness, who played Kenobi in the original trilogy, “I want to get closer and closer to how Obi-Wan felt while Alec Guinness was playing him. I feel like I’m greyer and nearer him in age, so it’ll be easier to do that.”

The new series has yet to reveal a title or release date.

McGregor stars next in “Birds Of Prey”.

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