Obi-Wan Kenobi's Ewan McGregor Caught Using The Force On Automatic Sliding Doors: "That's Kind Of Embarrassing!"
Once in a while, Ewan McGregor likes to get in character while shopping at the supermarket.
Ewan McGregor actually uses the Force to open doors when he's out in public.
The 50-year-old actor — who will reprise his iconic Star Wars role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the upcoming Disney+ series — revealed that he often pretends to use the same Jedi powers as his character to open doors at the supermarket.
The Emmy-winning actor told Entertainment Weekly: "I always do a little Jedi move for the doors and I have occasionally been caught doing it. You know, like at the supermarket or something when I'm wheeling my trolley out and I do a little [move]."
McGregor, who played the role of the legendary Jedi Master in the prequel trilogy between 1999 and 2005, went on to admit that using the Force in real life is simply for his "own amusement", but he's been left embarrassed on a number of occasions.
He said, "It's just always for my own [amusement], because it makes me laugh, but occasionally I've been caught doing that, and that's kind of embarrassing!"
However, McGregor — who has Clara, 26, Esther, 20, Jayman and 20, Anouk, 11, with ex-wife Eve Mavrakis, as well as nine-month-old Laurie with current partner and Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead — quipped that a "Jedi mind trick" doesn't work on his children and that they "don't care" about the Force.
He added: "My kids are totally impervious to the whole Jedi mind trick. They don't care. It doesn't work on them!"
McGregor previously revealed that his portrayal of his Jedi alter ego in the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been inspired by the late Alec Guinness' take on the Jedi Master in the original Star Wars trilogy.
He said: "I am a huge fan and had a great time studying him through his early films. It is a fun thing to try and imagine him as a young guy. I am getting much closer in age to him so it will be my challenge to try and meet him somewhere."
Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on May 25.
— BANG SHOWBIZ
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