Ewan McGregor Comments on The Phantom Menace and Star Wars “Fans”
In a recent interview with Details Magazine, Ewan McGregor talk abut a great many things. His current Broadway production of “The Real Thing”, the possibility of a “Trainspotting” sequel and of course, Star Wars.
In the brief interview which you can read in full on the official Details website, McGregor answers the criticism of The Phantom Menace (“I watched it once, at the premiere, so I’m not in a good position to judge.”) and comments on Star Wars “fans”. Here is the comment that has been blown out of proportion:
“I don’t have any experience with them (the fans). I’ve never been to one of the conventions. The people I meet are the f***ers who want me to sign Star Wars photos so they can sell them on the Internet or the people at premieres who are crushing children against barriers to get me to sign their f***ing picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi. They’re not fans—they’re parasitical lowlifes and f***ing wankers.”
It’s these comments that have been creating a buzz, because people want to twist what he says into a comdemnation of ALL Star Wars fans when instead it is pointed squarely at the so-called fans who don’t generally care about the franchise, but instead are looking to scalp and profit off of it.
Hopefully feelings like these do not keep Mr. McGregor from possibly reappearing as the venerable Jedi Master in recently a rumored series of Obi-Wan Kenobi movies.