Ewan McGregor's daunting role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 May 2016
Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor admits he found it "daunting" portraying Jesus Christ and Satan in his upcoming movie 'Last Days in the Desert'

Ewan McGregor found it "daunting" playing Jesus Christ.

The 45-year-old actor - who stars as both the Son of God and Satan in 'Last Days in the Desert' - admits he was nervous about playing those key roles.

He told the Huffington Post newspaper: "When [the script] arrived I had no idea what it was about. Nobody speaks for first three or four pages ...

"It's daunting to be approaching a piece of work where you're playing Jesus Christ, very daunting. It took up most of my thoughts in terms of the two characters.

"We were showing the human side to him, exploring the human side of a young rabbi who is aware of the path that's been set in front of him.

"When I started thinking about those real human qualities about communicating with his father ... I found him there. I found a truth to those sides of his character. [But] I was always mindful of that fact that I was playing Jesus whose father is God."

Meanwhile, Ewan previously revealed he would love for his 'Star Wars' character Obi-Wan Kenobi to feature in a spin-off movie.

He shared: "I'd very much like to do [a standalone film]. I think the story between 'Episode III' and 'Episode IV', I think there's a story there. I think that's the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one. The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec Guinness' portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi. I don't know how long he's in the desert there, but it's got to be 20 or 30 years.

"To play Obi-Wan Kenobi again would be something I would love to do in one of the spin-off movies. If that were to happen I would be up for that, but I don't know how that would happen. I'm sure some of the 'Star Wars' fans would come up with an idea of how that could happen."

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