Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin are among the most fan-favorite characters in Star Wars. Both of them will return on-screen soon, with McGregor leading in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series and Pascal exploring The Mandalorian‘s new adventures somewhere next year. In a recent interview for Variety‘s Actors on Actors series, both McGregor and Pascal opened about their roles in the Star Wars Universe. McGregor revealed that Kenobi would reveal some familiar classic characters, like Stormtroopers.
“There’s no secret to when this series is being set, but I had to walk past two Stormtroopers. I realized I’ve never acted with a Stormtrooper because mine were clones, you know? It was the clone army. So I’d never seen a Stormtrooper. So I was walking past them in this scene. I turned around — and I was 6 years old again.”
He then announced the return of Jawas, Tatooine’s passionate scavengers.
“I was feeling like I was 6 again or something, because I’m so close to one and I got a fright, you know? So crazy. Then I asked someone, “Were there Stormtroopers in my films? Because I don’t think I’ve seen a Stormtrooper for real before.” They were like “No, they weren’t Stormtroopers; they were clones.” And Jawas, I had another scene with a little Jawa.”
Then Pascal tackled acting side by side with Grogu, the little green infant that captured the hearts of millions of fans.
“Yeah, there’s this incredible puppet with fuzzy hair on the ears, and it moves remotely,” he said. “I don’t give away too many secrets about how it works, but there are these incredible puppets, and one can be done remotely that is more conducive to wider shots. And then there’s one that’s very, very plugged in, and its eyeballs are moving around, its eyebrows are moving — it’s all of the sort of like muscular details of its face and ears and everything. And these guys are so talented, and they get the puppet to sort of act with you in the scene.”
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