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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor tries to cover his Jedi robes on the set of his new Disney+ series


EWAN McGregor did his best to cover his Jedi robes as he filmed the much-anticipated new Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi in Los Angeles.

The actor, 50, is reprising his role he first played in 2001 Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace.

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Ewan McGregor has reprised the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi[/caption]

Looking a touch more mature than his younger version of the Jedi master, Ewan stepped out in a black coat covering his character’s iconic outfit.

The star, who most recently portrayed flamboyant fashion designer Roy Halston in a Netlfix series, wore a face mask and clutched a book as he walked across the film lot.

Ewan is a Star Wars superfan having fallen in love with the original 1977 film as a six-year-old.

He jumped at the opportunity to return to the film’s universe following the success of franchise spin-off The Mandalorian.

He covered his robes with a black coat
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The star on set in LA[/caption]

Obi-Wan Kenobi will be set in the period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, so there will be many recognisable settings and characters for longtime fans.

In a recent discussion with Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal, Ewan told how being on set transported him back to childhood.

He said: “I’ve got to be so careful. There’s no secret to when this series is being set, but I had to walk past two stormtroopers. I realised I’ve never acted with a stormtrooper because mine were clones, you know? It was the Clone Army. So, I’d never seen a stormtrooper. So, I was walking past them in this scene. I turned around—and I was six years old again.”

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Ewan as Obi Wan in The Phantom Menace[/caption]


“I was feeling like I was six again or something, because I’m so close to one and I got a fright, you know? So crazy.”

In addition to filming in LA, Disney splashed out £1million to build a sci-fi set in Buckinghamshire

The set could be in place for three years hinting that further series are already in the pipeline.



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