Ewan McGregor: “I turned around, and f**king Darth Vader was coming at me. It scared the s**t out of me”

Ewan McGregor’s never met Darth Vader. Despite appearing in three Star Wars movies opposite Anakin Skywalker, the actor never met the villain while he was wearing the iconic suit and helmet. Thanks to the new Disney Plus series Obi-Wan Kenobi, though, McGregor finally had the opportunity to spar with a fully-clad Vader.

“I’ve never met Darth Vader,” he tells Total Film in the new issue of the magazine, which features Obi-Wan Kenobi on the cover. “I had rehearsed the scene with Vader, but not with the helmet on or anything like that. When we came to do the scene, when they shouted ‘action’, he had to come from behind me. I turned around, and fucking Darth Vader was coming at me. It was like I was six again. I’d never acted into Vader’s helmet. I’d never looked him in the eye.

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