'Obi-Wan Kenobi,' 'Andor' & 'Willow' Interviews | Star Wars Celebration 2022

CinemaBlend headed to Anaheim to Star Wars Celebration 2022 to speak to the Casts of Disney+ and Star Wars’ newest offerings.

We spoke with the cast of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” including Deborah Chow (Director), Kathleen Kennedy (President of Lucasfilm), Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Hayden Christensen (Darth Vader), Moses Ingram (Inquisitor Reva), and Rupert Friend (The Grand Inquisitor).

From the Cast of “Andor”: Diego Luna (Cassian Andor), Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma), Sanne Wohlenberg (Exec Producer), and Tony Gilroy (Creator / Writer / Exec Prod).

And from the sequel series “Willow”: Warwick Davis (Willow Ufgood0, Ruby Cruz (Kit), Ellie Bamber (Dove), Erin Kellyman (Jade), Jon Kasdan (Writer / Exec Prod), and Joanne Whalley (Shorsha).

Video Chapters

  • 0:00 - Intro - Why Is Obi-Wan called Ben?
  • 0:12 Ewan McGregor updates us on how Obi-Wan is different in this series from “Revenge of the Sith”
  • 0:40 Hayden Christensen shares why Tatooine was a great place to hide Luke Skywalker
  • 1:00 Hayden Christensen speaks on putting Vader’s suit back on again
  • 1:18 Deborah Chow Talks about her first time seeing Ewan in Obi-Wan’s costume
  • 1:43 Rupert Friend on the moment he knew he could play The Grand Inquisitor
  • 2:06 Moses Ingram on working with Deborah Chow to bring Reva to life
  • 2:34 Kathleen Kennedy on finding a balance to producing both shows and film
  • 2:52 Deborah Chow shares a beautiful message about inclusivity in the “Star Wars” Universe
  • 3:31 Kathleen Kennedy updates us on the “Lando” series
  • 3:50 Diego Luna on “working backwards” to play Cassian Andor for the “Rogue One” prequel
  • 4:35 Tony Gilroy shares the motivation for setting “Andor” years before “Rogue One”
  • 4:43 Sanne Wohlenberg Speaks on the vastness of the “Star Wars” canon
  • 4:59 Genevieve O’Reilly on why Diego Luna makes a great protagonist
  • 5:35 Warwick Davis on returning to “Willow” 34 years later
  • 5:55 Jon Kasdan on his partnership with Ron Howard
  • 6:25 Joanne Whalley on the fresh new cast of “Willow”
  • 6:40 Erin Kellyman on how it feels to finally be releasing a trailer for “Willow”
  • 6:50 Ellie Bamber and Ruby Cruz talk about their experiences with Warwick and being on set
  • 7:16 We ask Erin Kellyman the key to booking franchises
  • 7:35 Warwick Davis shares his love for Star Wars Celebration
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