Ewan McGregor is set to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the upcoming Star Wars television series, and like how Samuel L. Jackson retains his Force hand gesture, so has Ewan McGregor’s magic hand move over time.
“I do it with doors! I like to do that with automatic doors just for my own amusement. I always do a little Jedi move for the doors and I have occasionally been caught doing it. You know, like at the supermarket or something when I’m wheeling my trolley out. It makes me laugh … but occasionally I’ve been caught doing that and it’s kind of embarrassing. It’s difficult not to do it, isn’t it? It’s fun. If the timing is right, it feels very powerful. My kids … they don’t care. It doesn’t work on them.”
The remarks were made in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that was released today. McGregor has previously spoken about his various Kenobi haircuts with the publication, and at the time of that discussion last month, we reported he said the look in the miniseries will be intended to represent someone who is not concerned with their own wellbeing.
“It’s a longer haircut. I wanted a much more sort of unkempt look where Obi-Wan starts at the beginning of that story, he’s pretty hopeless. He’s without hope. He’s without faith and he wanted this sort of hair and beard to represent that.”
When the program debuts in May, we’ll see more of McGregor’s hand gestures and mane!
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