American actress Moses Ingram said learning to use a lightsaber was a “totally different beast” while filming for the new Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries.
ngram plays the third sister known as Reva in the upcoming Disney+ series that follows the Jedi Master as he struggles with the aftermath of Anakin Skywalker’s corruption to become Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Before starting the series, Ingram said, “There are so many muscles in your hand that you never use until you use a lightsaber.”
The new Star Wars spin-off series begins 10 years after the events of the 2005 film Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, in which Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor, follows his best friend’s downfall and corruption and faced Jedi apprentices. Anakin Skywalker.
Ingram added, “Learning how to use a lightsaber was a whole different thing, but also very fun.
“Once you have it, you feel really good when you finally have it.”
McGregor will reprise his role as Kenobi more than 15 years after his starring role in the three Star Wars prequels from 1999 to 2005.
The Scottish actor, who also served as executive producer on the series, said: “I think from what I can tell the fans really want an Obi-Wan story and so I’m really glad we got them.” to give that.”
He added, “I’m glad people are ready for this, I don’t do social media so I’m not aware of that side of things, but I get the impression people are excited about it.”
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Other stars joining the cast include Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma and Rupert Friend.
O’Shea Jackson, Bonnie Piesse, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie will also star in the series.
Ingram also revealed that she knew little about Star Wars before joining the cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi, but was aware of the cultural impact of the franchise.
“I was definitely excited to be there. I didn’t know much about Star Wars, but I know what Star Wars is culturally, I know Vader, I know Obi-Wan,” she said.
“Obviously I know a lot more now than I did when I started, but it’s still super exciting to join something that’s been around for years and years and years.
“It’s very cool, it’s iconic.”
The upcoming TV series Obi-Wan Kenobi is part of a collection of live action Star Wars shows being made for Disney+.
The streaming service announced in 2020 that it had 10 spin-offs of the Star Wars series planned, including The Mandalorian and The Book Of Boba Fett, which premiered in late 2021.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be available on Disney+ on May 25th.
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