Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor thinks opinions about a Star Wars prequel have changed, and admits that initial reception of the film was difficult for him. at that time.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 50-year-old Star Wars actor explained that he sees a new “Wave of positivity” when it comes to the prequel trilogy.
“Now I meet the people that we make those movies for, they were the kids at the time,” he said. “And our Star Wars movie is their Star Wars movie. In the way that Carrie Fisher and Alec Guinness and Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford movies are ours, we are theirs. And the great thing is that they are so important to the kids that we make them for them. It’s great to finally get that wave of positivity about them. “
Of course, that’s not always the case. Following the release of The Phantom Menace in 1999, the film was met with mixed reviews. Over time, it only got worse… and with the release of both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, the trilogy fell short of the expectations of many fans.
“I found it quite strenuous,” McGregor said. “For it to come out and get hit that hard is quite difficult for me personally. And also pretty early in my career. I really don’t know how to deal with that. I’ve gotten into things that don’t create a lot of ripple, but that’s different from creating something that creates a negative ripple.”
Similarly, young actor Darth Vader Hayden Christensen feels the power of critical response.
“When the movie came out and the critics were very critical, it was a difficult thing,” Christensen said. “Because you care so much about this that you put a lot of heart into it. So sure, it’s a challenge. ”
Now, the pair can revisit their roles in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.
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