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What Star Wars Episode 1 cast did next - stripper role, showbiz snub and death tragedy
Star Wars franchise in the upcoming Disney+ miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi.But as we revealed on Sunday, Scots star Ewan McGregor has revealed he struggled with the fan backlash he received for taking on the character in the Star Wars prequels.Hayden Christensen will also return to star as Darth Vader and the rest of the cast includes Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.The films - The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith - showed how young Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. Daily Star looks at what happened to the trilogy’s stars.Post-Star Wars, Ewan showed off his singing skills in Moulin Rouge alongside Nicole Kidman, which landed him a Golden Globe.This was swiftly followed by Down with Love (with Renée Zellweger) and Tim Burton’s Big Fish, while sci-fi thriller The Island saw him play a clone with Scarlett Johansson.He later starred in Trainspotting sequel T2 and won another Golden Globe for TV series Fargo.Ewan, 50, split from wife Eve Mavrakis after meeting actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead on the set of Fargo.
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Star Wars’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series to premiere in May
Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new spin-off Star Wars series led by Ewan McGregor, has received a May premiere date at Disney+.The limited live-action series, which sees McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) reunite with his old Star Wars castmate Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker), will start airing on May 25.Obi-Wan Kenobi is set 10 years after the events of the 2005 Star Wars film Revenge Of The Sith, where Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi witnessed the downfall of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.With the premiere news comes a poster reveal, which you can see below.Obi-Wan Kenobi, a limited Original series, starts streaming May 25 on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/XCV1xQZhDR— Star Wars (@starwars) February 9, 2022Last year Star Wars boss Kathleen Kennedy discussed the “incredibly emotional” reunion between McGregor and Christensen for the show.“The thing that was most exciting was being on the set and watching the two of them get excited,” Kennedy told Empire.She continued: “They hadn’t seen one another in a long time.“I was surprised at just how incredibly emotional it was for each of them to find themselves back in these roles, and just realising how important Star Wars was to each of them.
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