Ewan McGregor said he makes lightsaber noises out loud while practicing 'Star Wars' fight scenes for 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'

Ewan McGregor said he makes lightsaber noises out loud while practicing 'Star Wars' fight scenes for 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'
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Ewan McGregor attends the "Obi-Wan Kenobi" photocall at the Corinthia Hotel London on May 12, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by
Ewan McGregor attends the "Obi-Wan Kenobi" photocall at the Corinthia Hotel London on May 12, 2022 in London, England.Kate Green/Getty Images
  • Ewan McGregor said he made lightsaber noises while practicing on set of "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

  • McGregor spoke about the upcoming Disney+ series Thursday during a press conference for the show.

  • The actor said if you're not making the noises out loud, "you're doing it in your head."

You're not the only one who makes lightsaber noises when acting out a "Star Wars" fight. "Obi-Wan Kenobi" star Ewan McGregor does it, too.

When asked during the show's virtual press conference for the upcoming Disney+ series if anyone from the cast makes the iconic laser sword sounds while rehearsing, the "Obi-Wan Kenobi" actor shied away from answering at first, but his costar Moses Ingram happily responded saying, "Everyone knows that you do it."

"I know," McGregor said, adding that "it's impossible not to, and if you're not making them, you're doing it in your head, I think."

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Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, and director Deborah Chow are seen with Entertainment Weekly's Devan Coggan at the "Obi-Wan Kenobi" press conference on Thursday.Disney/Lucasfilm

McGregor's just a big kid acting out all of our "Star Wars" dreams.

In March, McGregor told Entertainment Weekly that he uses "the Force," a Jedi power, when he visits grocery stores.

"I like to do that with automatic doors just for my own amusement," McGregor said. "I always do a little Jedi move for the doors and I have occasionally been caught doing it."

The upcoming Disney+ series will take place a decade after the events of "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith" as Obi-Wan and other Jedi are in hiding from the Empire during Darth Vader's (Hayden Christensen) rise to power. Ingram plays an Inquisitor, Reva, who is tasked with hunting down any remaining Jedi.

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Ewan McGregor in "Obi-Wan Kenobi."Lucasfilm, Disney+

"Obi-Wan Kenobi" director Deborah Chow, who was also at the conference Insider attended, said they played music from "Star Wars" composer John Williams on set while capturing action scenes.

"The music obviously brings the emotional component," Chow added of why they played Williams on set. "What John Williams has done has been so inextricably tied, it is 'Star Wars,' and, so, [if] we put it on, all of a sudden, I see Moses going two inches taller and everybody responds to it."

British composer Natalie Holt scores the upcoming series, becoming the first woman to score any live-action "Star Wars" project.

"Obi-Wan Kenobi," also starring Christensen, Rupert Friend, and Joel Edgerton, will debut on Disney+ on May 27.

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