How Joseph Fiennes almost landed role in Star Wars but lost due to George Lucas’s daughter


She looked at me and went: ‘I don’t like this guy. I was like ‘Wow this is coming from the master himself’. And that’s how my audition went,” he added. I don’t like him’. It was whittled down after many auditions to myself and another fine actor who I was at drama school with,” Fiennes said. The role of the young Obi-Wan Kenobi, which was originally played by the late Alec Guinness in the first three instalments of the franchise, was then given to McGregor, also 46, who starred in all three of the prequels. Also Read | Star Wars may get more sequels after its ninth episode
“I think he had just left and I snuck out to audition. “It was about 25 years ago and I auditioned for a great director and went to the studio. He said: ‘This is Joe. The penultimate instalment of the main series, titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is scheduled to release in December. 2017-05-26T12:19:23+00:00″>
Published:May 26, 2017 12:19 pm

Joseph Fiennes almost had bagged the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the latest Star Wars movie. He might possibly be Obi-Wan Kenobi’. He is weird. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now The 46-year-old said he went to audition for the role which would have seen him star in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in front of the franchise creator Lucas, but the role ultimately went to Ewan McGregor because Lucas’s daughter thought Fiennes was “weird”, reports thewrap.com. Actor Joseph Fiennes could have played the iconic role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, but filmmaker George Lucas’s daughter didn’t like him. I thought I gave a pretty good rendition of what was needed. “I shook the hands of the director and he had his delightful child with him who was around 5 years old. The movie will see the late actress Carrie Fisher make her final appearance as the iconic Princess Leia in scenes shot before she suffered a heart attack last year, and will also star Daisy Ridley as Rey, and John Boyega as Finn.