While promoting the series’ premiereAnatomy of a Scandal’, Rupert Friend commented on his introduction to the universe ‘Star Wars‘ in the series dedicated to ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’.
For those who don’t know, the star will play the Grand Inquisitor, leader of a group of Jedi hunters in the service of the Empire.
talking to the HeyUGuys, Friend revealed that the series will feature some previously unannounced cameos.
“If it’s possible to be more excited than people already are, I would be. I think the series is one of the most exciting additions to the canon of ‘Star Wars‘. I Think Ewan McGregor is doing stuff with this role that is a dream come true for fans of the original films. Obviously we can’t have Alec Guinness back, but I think Ewan was born to play that role. And there are wonderful cameos from characters that I can’t count, but there are a lot of references that will make the audience happy… Yes, it’s a very exciting adventure.”
Previously, the actor shared his excitement at being part of the universe created by George Lucas.
“It’s just amazing to be a part of this cast and bring to life such a remarkable character, who is coming to live action for the first time. It’s an honor for me. They’ve literally built a universe over the years and what’s amazing is the relationship between the stories and how the fans are completely intertwined, just like the actors that have passed through this galaxy. Being a part of it gives you the feeling that you’re talking to the audience while you’re doing it… It’s a really indescribable feeling.”
Remembering that ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi‘ will premiere with a double episode on may, 27.
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The series is set 10 years after the dramatic events of ‘Revenge of the Sith‘, when Kenobi secluded himself on Tatooine after his duel with Anakin to keep Luke and Leia hidden from his father and Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid).
Besides Ewan McGregor e Hayden Christensen, Joel Edgerton e Bonnie Piesse return as Owen and Beru Lars, Luke Skywalker’s uncles.
The cast also has O’Shea Jackson Jr (‘Straight Outta Compton’), Moses Ingram (‘The Queen’s Gamito’), Sung Kang | (‘Fast and furious’) Kumail Nanjiani (‘Eternal’), Indira Varma (‘Game of Thrones’), Simone Kessell (‘Reckoning’) e Benny Safdie (‘Uncut Gems’).