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6. Ewan McGregor Made Lightsaber Sounds While Acting

We’ve all been there and done it. Pretending to have a lightsaber and making the noises we remember from the movies. Even as adults we still do it from time to time when the paper towel roll is empty, or when we move a big stick while doing yard work.

Now if we do it in everyday life, imagine how hard it would be not to make lightsaber noises while on a Star Wars set. That’s what Ewan McGregor struggled with while filming The Phantom Menace.

As the story goes, McGregor was so into his scenes with his lightsaber that he was actually making the noises with his mouth while cameras were rolling. These were spotted and corrected in post production, but there are scenes in the film where McGregor is making lightsaber noises with his mouth but the sound is muted out.