In case you missed it, actor Ewan McGregor has finally won his first career Emmy Award for lead actor in a limited series for his role in the acclaimed Netflix series “Halston.” However, in a surprising revelation, the 'Moulin Rouge' actor gave us an unexpected glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming Disney series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi.'
During a virtual backstage interview, Ewan McGregor answered some questions about his feelings for winning the Emmy Award, but at the end of the interview, a reporter asked him if he could share something about Obi-Wan Kenobi's series. Honestly, it was a total surprise since everyone involved has been very tight-lipped, and probably because of the emotion, Ewan spoke about it.
“We finished shooting our series, and it was really, really good fun. I really enjoyed working with (director/executive producer) Deborah Chow, and I think it will not disappoint,” he said in the interview.
Ewan McGregor will not only star here but also serves as producer. He then added, “The new technology that we employed doing it is cool, and it was a different experience than making the original three films that I did.” In the end, he laughed nervously and concluded that he would not be saying anything else.
Not much has been revealed about the plot, but what we know is that alongside Ewan McGregor, other known faces will be joining him. The actor will star alongside Hayden Christensen (marking the first time the two have shared the screen since 2005’s “Revenge Of The Sith,) Joel Edgerton, Maya Erskine, Rupert Friend, fellow 2021 Emmy nom Moses Ingram, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kan, Simone Kessell, Kumail Nanjiani, Bonnie Piesse, Benny Sadie, Indira Varma and more.
Elsewhere in the same interview, he explained that his win was a total surprise (Halston was nominated in five categories but Ewan's was the only Award) and that it was totally nerve-wracking to wait for his category but that while listening to other speeches he acknowledged the importance of empowering women.
“There were just a lot of very beautiful things said tonight in some of the other speeches. I have four daughters, and the importance of women and women’s rights, and equality for women, and equal pay for women…it’s so great to be in a room where people are talking about that,” he said. “I always think about my girls, so that is moving and important.”
Although this is his first Emmy, this is McGregor’s fourth Emmy nomination He was previously nominated in the same category for his work in the third season of “Fargo,” in which he played twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. He was nominated that same year for best narrator for “Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart” and was also nominated in 1997 for best guest actor in a drama for his work on “ER.”