Ewan McGregor returns as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the latest series streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
Last Updated: 08.05 AM, May 29, 2022
Obi-Wan Kenobi was a character that was introduced in the first Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Ewan McGregor, who played the powerful Jedi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, has now returned to the role with the latest Disney+ Hotstar series, Obi-Wan Kenbobi. The actor has now recalled a story of a set accident that led to his stunt double losing his teeth.
During a panel discussion, the actor was reminiscing stories from back in the day and about a fight sequence he had filmed in the rain with Temuera Morrison in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, which led to his stunt double Nash Edgerton breaking his teeth.
As reported by Screen Rant, the actor said that there was an aerial move that his character was doing, something the actor accepted that he did not do even back in the day. “But he did (the stunt), and his mum was there visiting, and she was sitting over in the corner of the set. When they did the flip, something went wrong and he hurt himself and he broke his front teeth,” McGregor said.
He added that the stunt man repeatedly said that he was fine after the incident, and made a hand signal to another stuntman to take his mother away, because he did not want her to see his injury.
McGregor played Kenobi in The Phantom Menace for the first time, where he and his mentor Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) met a young Anakin Skywalker. Attack of the Clones and finally, Revenge of the Sith completed Anakin’s transformation into Darth Vader. The latest series Obi-Wan Kenobi shows Obi-Wan on a self-imposed exile Tatooine, in order to watch over young Luke Skywalker.
The show, which also features Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Moses Ingram, and Benny Safdie among others, is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.