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Ewan McGregor returning as Obi-Wan?

By Yvonne Villarreal • Jan 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM

A recent image of Ewan McGregor had “Star Wars” fans speculating that the actor is gearing up to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for an upcoming film in the franchise. But McGregor downplayed the talk Sunday night after his Golden Globes win.

“It’s just that — there’s a lot of talk,” McGregor told reporters backstage. “I’d be happy to play him again. I don’t know about it any more than you do.”

The actor said he saw “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” over the holidays and “thought it was really, really beautiful. I loved it.”

McGregor was speaking backstage at the Beverly Hilton after winning the Golden Globe for actor in a limited series for the third installment of FX’s “Fargo.” In it, he plays feuding brothers — Emmit Stussy, the good-looking real estate magnate, and his younger, flabby, balding parole officer brother, Ray Stussy.

McGregor isn’t a rookie to playing dual roles. He starred in Michael Bay’s 2005 sci-fi thriller, “The Island,” as a man and his clone. He played Jesus and the Devil in 2015’s “Last Days in the Desert.” Not that it made it any easier to inhabit two characters.

“This was two completely radically different characters,” McGregor said. “My challenge was to try to play them so the audience wasn’t thinking about me playing both parts.”

It’s a challenge when you’re learning lines for two characters with one brain.

“I never got the chance to stop learning lines,” he said. “I was learning them in the car, at breakfast, at dinner.”


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