Recently Ewan McGregor has said that he would like to return to a galaxy far far away, to reprise his role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Many Star Wars fans have said his performance as Obi-wan Kenobi was a shining star in an otherwise “talent-less” prequel trilogy. I don’t completely hate the prequels. Where there were many flaws, I feel as a Star Wars fan….wait i’ll save this for another article. Back to the topic at hand. Yes, I believe Mr. McGregor’s job portraying a young Obi-Wan was quite good and I think Sir. Alec Guinness would be rather proud of Ewan’s performance of a character he originally made so famous. So then most, if not all of us are on board with this, right?
A couple of years ago Ewan did a few interviews with different parts of the media, Entertainment Weekly, Uproxx, The Telegraph..etc. He had let fly that they were going to be shooting a sequel for ‘Trainspotting’. As always with him, I’m sure, the questions soon turned to Star Wars. He was asked about what he thought about the passionate fans of Star Wars. This is what he had to say:
I don’t have any experience with them. I’ve never been to one of the conventions. The people I meet are the f*ckers who want me to sign Star Wars photos so they can sell them on the Internet or the people at premieres who are crushing children against barriers to get me to sign their f*cking picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi. They’re not fans—they’re parasitical lowlifes and fu*king w*nkers.
Those are pretty strong words for the people who keep his fame and popularity going. Sure, there are Star Wars fans that may seem “overly passionate” and may get a tad carried away. Not entirely sure they deserve to be called “Wankers” or “F*ckers”. But it is his right to feel that way about the fans and or anyone else he interacts with. However, I feel a bit less enthusiastic to hear that he wants to return to a franchise he doesn’t have much passion for. Perhaps he SHOULD go to a convention and truly interact with the fans. That may change his view. Also it my change this writers opinion of that old wizard. What do you think?