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  • well, I don't I don't know if I'm getting into spoiler territory here, can I, can I say anything that possibly gets into spoiler territory here, I'm you McGregor.

  • My name is Hayden Christensen, my name is moses ingram, I play Anakin Skywalker, I play Rivas Evander and I play the part of everyone.

  • Kenobi, Jedi Knight, never a Jedi master turned Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith.

  • I am an inquisitor.

  • I would call myself the Inquisitor actually a very complex character.

  • He has a strong sort of desire for power.

  • Fear is fiercely intelligent and very quick on her feet, someone who is always listening and intent on doing what she thinks is right, even if no one else agrees with what it is that she's doing.

  • There's also a lot of inner conflict and there's there's certainly an inner sort of struggle of identity.

  • I was living in Vancouver at the time, I was renting an apartment with a good friend of mine, he knew that I was up for this role and I was, I was going to be finding out soon.

  • I got the phone call when I was still in bed actually remember coming out of the room just like an ear to ear grin on my face and my roommate looked at me and was like, is that you know, is that smile?

  • Well, you know what I think it is.

  • And then so I I lit up an imaginary lightsaber, you know?

  • And immediately he got it and then he ran over to his record player and he had a Star Wars soundtrack and he put the Star Wars soundtrack on and then he lit up his imaginary lightsaber and we had a whole Lightsaber battle as we were laughing and jumping all over the couch in an apartment and it was it was very exciting time for me.

  • Yeah, it was amazing time.

  • I mean, I've been working with Danny Boyle and I did a film with Greenaway and I'd done a certain amount of work in Britain and I very much felt like I was in a moment in british cinema and and Star Wars was definitely in a different lane.

  • I did a lot of thinking about it, a lot of research, a lot of speaking to people I knew and trusted about their opinion about it, whether it was the right thing to do or not.

  • And then the closer I got to being cast as one of the more I wanted to do it, you know, I was such a great fan of the original films as a child and I felt like I just wanted to be part of that, if I could be part of that and I would want to do that.

  • I don't think I said anything actually.

  • It was like one intense, really long week of auditioning and then we got to that final zoom and I thought I was gonna have to do something else and told me I had the job and honestly, I think I probably was like, okay, thanks, I think that's how it went by the time I actually heard about it, I was stoked, you know, it was, it was a great experience, it was different from anything I've done in terms of its scale.

  • I got to work with liam Neeson and I'm at best and Natalie Portman and I had a great experience, you know, making those films on the original films, it was the technology, the fact that we did so much of the filming on blue screen and green screen, there was certain challenges with that, the fact that there was so little of the environment they're in episode two, for instance, I spent a lot of time with some tall alien people who weren't really there.

  • So that that was challenging as for an actor to make that all realistic.

  • Well, this one required a lot more athleticism than anything else.

  • We did about four months of training before we ever even hit the stage to start acting.

  • And so it just took a lot too pull everything together in that way.

  • I always had a tough time not making the lightsaber sound effects when I was when I was doing my lightsaber scenes just because you're, you're sort of, it's like muscle memory from being a kid.

  • I always have the acting challenge of like playing a younger alec Guinness and that's my great joy in doing this, is to feel like I'm moving towards becoming alec Guinness, you know, that's always what I'm trying to do, well it's difficult to pinpoint a favorite scene, some of them are so long ago, oh it's really hard to pick just one, there were a number of scenes that were very memorable, working with Hayden again was a great pleasure to be coming back with him after so long since, you know, 17 years after we finished episode three was was great, the first scene that we shot on the very first day, it was stepping off of our ship, and I remember thinking to myself, oh my god, this is, this is huge and they were like air cannons and so many people and I think my first thought was don't, don't mess this up, don't mess this up at the end of episode three, when the Darth Vader helmet comes down and he's officially encapsulated in the suit that for me was was a very big moment and I remember that very well, our costume designer suit rot did such an amazing job building, that costume, it sort of just lends itself to making you stand in a certain way, I felt bold and I felt strong and I felt like the leader that Reva is at the time, it felt like sort of completion for, for my journey with the character, you know, I was playing Anakin and then when he becomes Darth Vader, that's sort of right, um but now I've gotten to come back and continue my journey with the character, but at the time it signified that my, my job was done.

  • Uh little did I know, probably the biggest thing is that it already has millions of fans and I think the thing that's daunting is that whether people like it or not, I'm absolutely gonna hear about it and that's scary, I don't know that it's, it's changed my view of Star Wars in this character as much as, as it's just sort of further informed the story and these characters and that was kind of what was really a appealing about it for me, was that we were given the opportunity to sort of flush these characters out just a little bit more.

  • It's also super exciting to be joining a project in which I don't have the same things to live up to as you and Hayden do I am coming in as somebody who's never been here before and so nobody is looking for me to be something specific and I sort of have free reign to be who I think Reva is getting to come back and play Darth Vader and this sort of, the notion that we were going to get a glimpse into the experience of being Darth Vader, I thought that had a tremendous amount of value.

  • So it's really just been about further informing these characters, I felt has been sort of very satisfying, you know, I wasn't a big fan of Star Wars before this, I knew like the cultural pinpoints like Vader luke, I am your father, Obi wan those things.

  • But I think what I've appreciated is the depth of the world that George Lucas built and the escapism, it provides so many people and provides myself.

  • Now, I've been very, very happy to join the universe.

  • The volume is just amazing.

  • Bit of technology.

  • The approach to working in the volume is much different than filming in front of a blue screen or green screen.

  • I never had to pretend or imagine where I was you and Hayden sort of, were you still like green screens and tennis balls?

  • I feel really blessed that I could just walk in and be in whatever environment I was in your totally surrounded by it and it's incredible.

  • You step into the volume and you're in Star Wars, you can never really see sort of where it ends because it's so vast.

  • I think that was probably one of my favorite things about working on the series.

  • It's quite the experience.

  • If I could meet one Star Wars creature who would be, well, I'd like to meet jar jar again.

  • I guess I'm gonna go with Yoda just to see if I could get some of his wisdom, Maybe some of his knowledge might, might rub off on me.

  • I loved working with ahmed best who played jar jar Binks.

well, I don't I don't know if I'm getting into spoiler territory here, can I, can I say anything that possibly gets into spoiler territory here, I'm you McGregor.

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