Appearing on Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live, he said on the former show ‘It’s exciting because I can finally say that I’m doing it.’
He went on to say that he’d been pretending for years. ‘Every time I do an interview it always comes up, you know, ‘would you do it again?’, and there’s all this speculation, and I just have to lie.’
‘It started to look like I was trying to tout for the job, like I was trying to get the job as Obi-Wan again, you know, at Disney’s door like ‘Hello sir, I’m available.’’
Now that a significant amount of time has passed, McGregor will be playing an older Obi-Wan Kenobi – closer in age to the late Sir Alec McGuinness.
McGregor said: ‘I’m closer to the age he was when he played that film, so it’ll be interesting to play him now.’
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