Ewan McGregor Talks Cameo In Star Wars: The Force Awakens


During an recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ewan McGregor talked about his vocal cameo as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He said: “I’d been waiting for the call to come for two years. I thought maybe they’ve lost my agent’s phone number. Then I got a call from JJ just shortly before the film was released. He asked me to come in and said, ‘I’d love you to be a part of it’. 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. They got a line of him as Obi-Wan Kenobi saying ‘afraid,’ and cut the ‘A’ and the ‘D’ off. So Alec Guinness is saying, ‘Rey’, and I’m saying, ‘These are your first steps’.”