Ewan McGregor On Playing Obi-Wan Kenobi In Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Comicbook.Com has the rundown on Ewan McGregor discussing reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Obi-Wan’s voice appeared in Rey’s flashback/flashforward scene. You can hear Sir Alec Guinness say “Rey,” followed by Ewan saying “These are your first steps.” Check out what Ewan had to say on returning:
“I recorded a line for it. It was very late in the day, I’d been waiting for the call to come for two years!” McGregor said with a laugh. “Maybe they’d lost my agent’s phone number! But I got a call just shortly before it was released from J.J. [Abrams] saying, ‘I’d love you to be in it. There’s a sequence where we can use a voice, we hear Obi-Wan Kenobi’s voice coming from the distant reaches of the forest. The line is, ‘Rey, these are your first steps.’ But they got Alec Guinness to do ‘Rey,’ which is extraordinary because he’s not alive anymore!” he explained. “They got a line of him as Obi-Wan Kenobi saying ‘Afraid’ and cut it so he says ‘Rey,’ then I say ‘these are your first steps.’”
Originally, James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan from The Clone Wars) voiced Ewan’s line. It’s cool to hear Ewan open up about his role in the film. I really hope we get a Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film featuring Ewan.