Ewan McGregor is happy Star Wars Prequel Trilogy has found new love


The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy has gotten greater love over the years, and Ewan McGregor recognizes and is happy for the love.

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We all know what comes next. There have been so many memes and pictures made starting with just those two simple words. There’s been a lot of love for the Star Wars prequel trilogy as time has gone.

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But us older Star Wars fans remember when that wasn’t always the case. Ewan McGregor – the man who spoke those two words – recognized the love the fans have for the prequel movies.

But it wasn’t always that way.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, he said:

"“Episode III was all green screen: they had us on green disks on a green floor with a green background, and a guy on the floor rotating us like chickens, as we lunged at each other with lightsabers. What keeps you emotionally grounded is the other actor. Episode II, I was on my own, speaking to thin air. But this scene was harrowing for Obi-Wan. I lose Anakin, and we see the danger of what it might lead to in Episodes IV, V, and VI. For all my moaning about green screen, I did enjoy playing Obi-Wan and this link to Alec Guinness. George Lucas wanted to do something very different with the prequels. That’s why people felt cheated. It was upsetting when people would laugh and joke about it. Now, many years later, the prequels meant a lot to the generation that were kids then. So from smirking, cynical opinions, now I’m getting feedback from the kids they were made for. I’m really happy about that.”"

When Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace came out, I was in my late teens. I remember the jokes and the commentary – I’m sure I made plenty of them. Most of what I remember centered around Jar Jar Binks and young Anakin, but there were more.

It didn’t end with Episode II or III, but instead the Prequel Trilogy was treated poorly. But then something happened – the children who watched those movies grew up.

Those whose first movie-theater going experience of Star Wars, fell in love with it – even the cheesy moments. The prequels are also crazy memeable. Have you seen the subreddit dedicated to them?

And McGregor now thanks you for that.

It’s probably a little difficult for an actor to put their heart into movies and have it panned (though McGregor was not an issue in the Star Wars prequels), it could be a little difficult to handle. Now, imagine it being part of one of the biggest franchise’s in the world.

But hey, the Star Wars prequels have found new love and McGregor is happy for it.

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What are your thoughts on the Star Wars prequel trilogy? Have you found a new love for them?