Sunday, September 02, 2007

Ewan McGregor regrets 'Star Wars'

I don't think this comes as much of a suprise really. I think Natalie Portman feels the same way going by her performance in the 3 prequels.


Ewan McGregor has admitted that he regrets appearing in the Star Wars movies.

The actor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith, spoke about his best and worst films during a visit to a Scottish hospice.

Hamish Glasgow, whose three-year-old son Cameron suffers from rare disease Hoyeraal Hreidarsson, told The Sun: "Ewan was really down to earth. He was great with Cameron. He was really relaxed and you could tell he's a really good dad.

"He said the favourite movie he'd done was Trainspotting and the one he liked least was Star Wars."

9 comments:

paulhd said...

Doesn't surprise me at all, I always thought McGregor's appearance derailed his career a little. It was kind of sad to see his initial entusiasm fade incredibly quickly, backtracking on his negative comments and so on.
This really is a one stop shop for Star Wars prequel hate isn't it:)

Moonwatcher said...

I remember him complaining about The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones when they were released,didn't he hate Attack of the Clones as a tile too,think somebody told him it at a press conference for another movie and he said something like 'You've got to be joking'

Steve said...

Choose Tesco. Choose life. Choose George Lucas...? Nah. He's right. It just doesn't work.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

I wonder if he was still making light saber noises by the third film.

Nik Holmes said...

Probably not, which is a sad little thought...

Bet he still bent the sh*t out of them though, though through rage rather than enthusiasm.

Meanwhile Liam Neeson must be feeling very pleased with himself.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

This is a great quote from Terence Stamp about the Phantom Menace when he was asked about his experiences on the film.

"It wasn't fun. I got on the set and I was really looking forward to doing a scene with Natalie Portman. George Lucas told me that he gave her the day off and that bit of paper stuck on that pole is Natalie so I could look at that."

allen said...

I often show the Star Wars documentaries to my students and everyone - the actors and crew - seem to be having a great time...I guess that's why they call them actors. What a shame...at ten I wanted to be Lucas...but hearing about the way he treats actors as if they are mere tools...it's sad, really. Just one more boyhood dream crushed by reality.

Nik Holmes said...

Good grief, that Terence Stamp story is unbelevable, yet unfortunately 100% believable at the same time. sigh.

No doubt Alec Guinness would have a few things to say had he been treated this way...

Steve said...

I'm gobsmacked. No wonder the films are so stilted and emotionless. Compare this with Pete Jackson's approach to LOTR - actually build real sets so the actors could fully immerse themselves - and I'd say that real over CGI is the winner hands down every time. George Lucas just has no empathy - a damn bad thing in a storyteller...