The Reunion Of Obi-Wan Kenobi Moved Liam Neeson And Ewan McGregor To Tears
Liam Neeson, well known for his portrayal of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in Obi-Wan Kenobi, confesses that he sobbed when practicing his character's homecoming.
Liam Neeson recently stated that he sobbed during rehearsals for his unexpected reunion with Ewan McGregor in Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi. According to Collider, Neeson addressed at a press conference about how important his reunion with McGregor was to both actors. "It was Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan riding a genuine camel and myself," Neeson explained.
"We rehearsed it before shooting it, and we just began weeping. It was beautiful. We shot Phantom Menace, the first Star Wars film, nearly 25 years ago. It was released in 1999." It had been almost 20 years since Neeson had worn the Jedi robes as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
Neeson returns to resume his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode 6, the concluding episode of the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries, after a two-decade absence. The legendary prequel series figure, on the other hand, arrives as a Force Ghost with a message of encouragement for his Padawan. The actress was not the only one moved by the poignant reunion.
Previously, McGregor lauded his co-star, "Liam is one of my heroes... So getting the chance to work with him and have this incredible connection that we've built together is fantastic, and getting the chance to work with him again on the series right at the end is even better."
McGregor agreed to reprise his title role in Obi-Wan Kenobi, but fans were left wondering who else will join the group. Despite his subsequent brief cameo, Neeson originally dismissed reports of his involvement in the Disney+ miniseries, claiming that he had not been solicited for a role in Obi-Wan Kenobi, but would not be opposed to the notion. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Neeson joked, "They don't have enough money." Fans of Qui-Gon are in luck, as a Tales of the Jedi panel revealed that Neeson will voice the character in a single episode of the anthology series. Tales of the Jedi will focus on the backstories of both Count Dooku before he fell to the dark side and Qui-Gon as an apprentice, in addition to Ahsoka.