Fans have been looking forward to seeing the upcoming Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi as it will mark the return of Ewan McGregor as the titular character. Even though the prequels were divisive among fans, the Scottish actor's performance as the Jedi Master was widely praised and considered as one of the strongest points of the trilogy.
Little is still known about the exact plot details of the series except that it is set ten years after Revenge of the Sith and will take place mostly in Tatooine. We also know that it will have cast members such as franchise returnee Hayden Christensen, Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani, Fast and Furious star Sung Kang, The Queen's Gambit breakout Moses Ingram, and many more.
Speaking with Hemispheres, Nanjiani talked about his experience working on Obi-Wan Kenobi. While he didn't obviously discuss any spoiler details, he did praise McGregor and shared that he had a great time working with him.
He said, "It was truly a lovefest. I’ve been a fan of Ewan [McGregor’s] for so long. To get to work with him and become friends with him and realize how he’s such a good person? He’s so genuine. I don’t think he knows he’s a movie star. He’s very normal and open. Sometimes you work with actors, and if they’re doing an [intense] scene, they’re obsessed with carrying that energy with them all day. Ewan was not like that. You could do an intense scene and then he’s back to normal, joking around and having fun. And then after that, he’s back in this super-intense scene. It made for a very unstressful shoot."
It is great to hear that Nanjiani had a wonderful time working with McGregor and he sounded very enthusiastic about the entire experience. It doesn't tell us about the quality of the series, but it shows at least that the production went smoothly. As the main star of the series, McGregor has a huge responsibility of being one of the leaders on the set so it is good to know that the people around him have a wonderful time working with him on the series.
Production for Obi-Wan Kenobi has already finished some time ago. There are rumors that the first trailer might drop during Disney+ Day this coming November 12.
The six-episode series is set to be released sometime next year on Disney+.