While Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fan-favorite and Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Hera Syndulla is just as beloved, their son Laurie is not quite taken with their characters. His choice of obsessions, however, is not surprising, given he is only two years old.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Winstead revealed that Laurie already had several Star Wars-themed gifts, action figures, and a T-shirt collection that "sort of naturally just happened." But the character he is most "obsessed with" is Grogu.
"In terms of our son's favorite toys, he's got his Grogu. He's got Lola from the Obi-Wan series. There's a lot of Dadas around from various different eras of Obi-Wan. If he sees any sort of Obi-Wan figure around, that's Dada [McGregor]. That's what he knows it as right now."- Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Monikered 'Baby Yoda' by the fandom, Grogu is Din Djarin's adopted youngling on The Mandalorian and belongs to the same species as Yoda.
Laurie got to see the set of Obi-Wan Kenobi as a newborn when Winstead would visit McGregor during the filming of the show. In fact, it was "one of the first places he ever went to," claims Winstead. She also believes that it was those visits to the Disney+ show's set and conversations with director Deborah Chow that helped her land the role of Hera Syndulla in Ahsoka.
"I think there was an influence there," Winstead said. "I got to know Deb from being around the Obi-Wan set, and I think she was sort of poking Dave [Filoni] and Jon [Favreau], going, 'Hey! She'd be a really good Hera!'" Before her, the character was voiced by Vanessa Marshall on Star Wars Rebels, The Bad Batch, and other animated shows and video games.
Winstead and McGregor, who portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel movies and reprised the role for the Disney+ show, met on the set of Fargo in 2017 and started dating. Their son, Laurie, was born in June 2021, and the couple tied the knot around a year later.