Over in Scotland, the annual Edinburgh Film Festival is in full swing, and bonafide movie star Ewan McGregor was on hand to wow fans with an appearance and a little interview.
In conversation with Edith Bowman, the iconic actor took some time out to wax lyrical about J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and how McGregor feels as if his time in that far, far away galaxy is anything but over:
I'd be happy to do the story from episodes three where I finish up and Alec Guinness starts.
An interesting proposition, one for the standalone Star Wars: Anthology features perhaps?
McGregor then went on to reveal that he was first bitten by the acting bug after visiting his uncle Denis Lawson, who played Rebel pilot Wedge Antilles in all three original Star Wars movies, on set:
I remember going to see him in Star Wars in my shorts and red socks when my mum picked us up from school. I was six and it blew my brains out and that was it. I remember saying of Denis when I was nine I want to be an actor.
But, despite the fame, fortune and being one of the U.K.'s finest exports, McGregor remains humble and is just as excited for the awakening of the Force a the rest of us:
It’s not a fanatical thing. I’m really pleased I’m part of the legacy of it and happy to see it and I’ve seen the trailer and it looks like they’ve absolutely nailed it.
What do you make of that?
(Source: Daily Record)