Sunday, 17 February 2013

Ewan McGregor: Broadway aspirations, and 'Star Wars' ideas

Ewan McGregor eyeing Broadway debut

Scottish star Ewan McGregor is seriously considering a stint on the Broadway stage - and he'd love the project to be a musical.
The Star Wars actor showed off his singing skills in the movies Moulin Rouge! and Down With Love and he also hit the stage for a 2005 West End revival of hit show Guys and Dolls, in which he played Sky Masterson, and now he's got his sights set on making his New York debut.
McGregor was quizzed about his theatre aspirations during a question and answer session with fans via, during which he replied, "I'm considering options on Broadway... I'd love to do another musical. There's nothing quite like it on stage or in film."
Source (including photo): Express

'Star Wars' Spin-Offs: Ewan McGregor totally 'Up For' Obi-Wan movie
Prequel actor rolled with the 'good idea' by adding suggestions of his own.
Last week, when the possibility of "Star Wars" spin-offs and standalone films became a reality instead of nerdy conjecture, minds began racing to figure out which characters from the galaxy far, far away might get the call. There were rumors of a Boba Fett film and the adventures of young Han Solo, but Harrison Ford doesn't exactly fit into that black vest anymore.
Many of the actors from the prequel films, however, are thankfully still close enough in age to their characters to allow a standalone movie. And if we're comparing that list with yet uncovered portions the "Star Wars" mythos, Ewan McGregor certainly springs to mind, and, guess what, he's totally up for it.

MTV News sat down with McGregor and his "Jack the Giant Slayer" co-star Stanley Tucci during a press event for the new film, and the former Obi-Wan Kenobi shared his thoughts on a possible spin-off movie.
"I think it's a good idea," McGregor said of getting his own film. "The only bit that I could get away with doing is after the last one I made, 'Episode III,' before Alec Guinness, there's that period where he's in the desert."

Read more, and watch the interview, at MTV

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