Fresh off successful a 2021 Emmy for his starring position within the Netflix drama “Halston,” Ewan McGregor teased “Star Wars” followers by selling his extremely anticipated “Obi-Wan Kenobi” sequence on Disney+.
“We finished shooting our series, and it was really, really good fun,” the 50-year-old Scottish-American actor told reporters Sunday night throughout a digital backstage interview at the 2021 Emmy Awards. “I really enjoyed working with [director/executive producer] Deborah Chow, and I think it will not disappoint.”
The “Moulin Rouge!” star, who additionally executive-produced the “Star Wars” spinoff, added, “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.”
Alas, showrunners have remained agonizingly mum on “Obi-Wan” plot particulars, solely disclosing that it will give attention to McGregor’s character from the prequels.
The “Big Fish” actor will star reverse Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker (a okay a younger Darth Vader), marking the primary time the 2 have shared the display since 2005’s “Revenge Of The Sith.” Other solid members embody fellow 2021 Emmy nominee Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Maya Erskine, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Kumail Nanjiani, Benny Sadie, Indira Varma, NXIVM intercourse cult survivor Bonnie Piesse and extra.
The sequence is slated to hit the small display someday in 2022, though producers have but to announce the precise launch date. “Obi-Wan” was initially purported to air in 2020, however received waylaid after present author Hossein Amini left in January 2020. It was then additional postponed by script rewrites and the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Elsewhere in the course of the post-win interview, the “Halston” star described his feelings about nabbing the statue for Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie.
“It was a surprise and it was incredibly nerve-wracking waiting for your category to come up,” he stated of the award, which marked his first-ever Emmy win regardless of being beforehand nominated for “Fargo” and “ER,” in addition to for narrating the mini-series“Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart.”
In “Halston,” McGregor performed pioneering dressmaker Roy Halston Frowick, who rose to worldwide fame within the Seventies earlier than his life began to spin uncontrolled.
McGregor admitted to being extremely impressed by the acceptance speeches of his fellow Emmy winners, together with Kate Winslet for “Mare Of Easttown,” who emphasised the significance of feminine empowerment each inside and outdoors the movie sphere.
“There were just a lot of very beautiful things said tonight in some of the other speeches,” gushed the dramatist. “I’ve 4 daughters, and the significance of ladies and ladies’s rights, and equality for girls, and equal pay for girls … It’s so nice to be in a room the place persons are speaking about that.
“I always think about my girls, so that is moving and important,” he added.