maybe he lost my number

On Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ewan McGregor explained that he is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, you won’t see his face during the film. His voice can be heard as Rey is reached by the deep depths of The Force at Maz Kanata’s bar. He shares a line with the late Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi. They both say, “Rey, these are your first steps.” Ewan explained his path to being in the newest edition of Star Wars. He waited for nearly two years while The Force Awakens was being filmed to hear from the filmmakers. He thought, “Maybe they’ve lost my agent’s phone number.” Ewan eventually got a call from J.J. Abrams late in the production, asking him to do a short line. They also were able to stitch together the word “Rey” from a previous line of Alec Guinness saying “afraid.

“I’d been waiting for the call to come for two years,” he says. “I thought maybe they’ve lost my agent’s phone number. Then I got a call from JJ just shortly before the film was released. He asked me to come in and said, ‘I’d love you to be a part of it.’” Ewan McGregor shared what it was like to be in the force awakens as Obi Wans voice.

Originally posted by dailyobiwan