While making the rounds to promote his upcoming motorcycle road-trip series Long Way Up, actor Ewan McGregor zoomed in for a special Tonight Show appearance. Host Jimmy Fallon “challenged” Ewan to a motorcycle stunt never before performed on television. One even the great Evel Knievel would not have dared to perform. McGregor is asked to hop on his bike, and jump over himself on a ramp.
Ok, so not actually himself. It was a Obi-Wan Kenobi 12″ scale Star Wars action figure. But Ewan and Obi-Wan are one and the same, so… it still counts, right? You can watch the entire reality-bending motorcycle stunt down below.
The slo-mo shot of Ewan going over the ramp is something he says is “the best shot he’s ever done in his entire career.” A special shout-out is given to his nine-year-old daughter Anouk McGregor, for capturing the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle on film. We think Anouk has a future in this business we call show.
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We call shenanigans on this stunt, though. Because anyone who knows their Star Wars from their Star Trek can see that Obi-Wan action figure is the Old Ben version of the venerable Jedi. So, Ewan is jumping over Sir Alec Guinness, not himself. Now, seeing as Sir Alec has been dead for twenty years, that’s pretty impressive too. But not as impressive as jumping over one’s self.
This little good of a video was actually great cross promotion for Mr. McGregor. Not only does he have his motorcycle docuseries about to premiere on AppleTV+, but within a few months he will actually ignite Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber again at long last. In the meantime, we’ll just have to watch this death-defying stunt one or twelve more times.
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