Hello there, tiny puppies. Ewan McGregor is officially back on our screens as Obi-Wan Kenobi, giving major bereft energy and looking a little too posh to pull off his regular guy alias. This is all to say, I am loving Obi-Wan Kenobi. McGregor is always a treat on the press circuit. He has excellent energy, is full of stories, and is game for anything. But I think we can all agree it is supremely unfair to ask the actor to answer questions while playing with puppies. They’re just too cute! BuzzFeed did exactly that. And, honestly, it’s amazing McGregor answered as much as he did considering he paid next to zero attention to the questions at hand.
Throughout the video, McGregor faced questions about his whole career from Moulin Rouge to Big Fish. But, of course, most questions centered around Star Wars, which makes a whole lot of sense. He talked memories from the prequel trilogy and how he ended up back in the franchise.
The actor shared that every interview he did for years always asked him about another Trainspotting movie and whether he’d be down to don the Obi-Wan robes again. McGregor answered, “Sure!” to both and here we are, with two Trainspotting movies in the world and a whole Obi-Wan Kenobi-centered series. The latter is especially sweet given several other prequel trilogy actors, including Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Temuera Morrison, Jimmy Smits, and, of course, Hayden Christensen are back as well.
I’m definitely a little surprised McGregor was able to answer as directly as he did for some of the questions. From the get-go, he was pretty distracted by the pups. But, of course, that makes sense. People are fine. Lovely, even! But just no match for goofy, energetic pups who just sort of flop around at will.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, sans a pack of cute puppies, is currently airing on Disney+.