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There is this expectation, now, for actors to be absolutely, incredibly, unbelievably ripped for performances. I mean just look at Henry Cavill playing literally anything, even Enola Holmes where he was the buffest Sherlock Holmes to ever grace the earth. But when you're a Jedi on the run, it's probably best you're fighting fit, right Ewan McGregor?
The Scottish actor, who's taking on the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi once again aged 49, is now training hard to be the fittest Jedi there is. The show will follow the events of Kenobi following Revenge of the Sith after many Jedi have been vanquished and Kenobi is still in his younger years. As to who else we'll be meeting from a galaxy far, far away we know, there have been rumours. Darth Maul's actor from The Phantom Menace Ray Park has been teasing a return for the double-blade wielding sith, and Hayden Christensen is confirmed to be reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vadar. What we know about Kenobi, is that McGregor has to be in peak physical condition to survive the fights he'll encounter.
A post on fitness instructor Tony Horton's Instagram shows the actor flexing with the trainer as he gets ready for the roll, and hot damn, we can see at least his arms are in shape. Tony's caption says "It seems that this Scottish fellow is starting to lean up and slim down. He hasn't missed a day, and his diet has been spot on. This was day 16." If that's only day 16, we have no idea how buff McGregor is going to look in the actual show when it comes out. He must have already been in great shape when training started.
Disney is putting a lot of effort into expanding the lore around the Star Wars movies in new shows. You've no doubt already seen the success of The Mandalorian even with all the recent controversy surrounding one actor being booted from the show. Fans are anticipating both the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi and the new Ashoka Tano series hoping they're the same quality as Mando's. Cheers, The Direct.
Featured Image Credit: Disney / Tony Horton (via Instagram)
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