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Ewan McGregor Reacts to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin’s “Homoerotic” Fan Art

Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are back in the spotlight thanks to their reunion as Jedi Master and former Padawan in Lucasfilm’s Obi Wan Kenobi on Disney+. The two are lucky enough to work together again after a 17-year hiatus, having made their first appearance in Episode II and Episode III from the prequel trilogy in the early and mid-2000s.

With Star Wars being one of the most iconic franchises in pop culture history, fans have taken the opportunity to celebrate its success in dozens of unique ways over the past 45 years. Viewers have come together to enjoy incredible moments in the Disney+ shows that have premiered over the past three years, while the stars themselves have also taken to social media to pay tribute to their work at the screen.

A big homage to the Star Wars franchise comes from fan art, as creators around the world have used their skills to depict their own interpretations of Star Wars’ greatest scenes and characters. Recently, the star of Obi Wan Kenobi reflected on his own time in the franchise, even referencing other NSFW footage he’s seen over the years.

Ewan McGregor on Unique Obi-Wan Fan Art

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Speaking to GQ magazine, Obi Wan Kenobi Star Ewan McGregor has spoken about some of the fan art he’s seen depicting his Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker.

He first looked back the moment he was thrown Episode Inoting how it was “a huge departure from what (he) was doing” back in the day before the interviewer suggested a disco-style Obi-Wan action figure. This led McGregor to refer “Obi-Wan/Hayden homoerotic [Christensen] fan art” he receives, even offering an NSFW response to what he saw:

“Yeah, in leather flares and nothing else. There are a lot of Obi-Wan/Hayden homoerotics [Christensen] fan art sent to me from time to time. I don’t know how he finds me. It’s always a bit revealing. You open the envelope, you think you’re going to have to sign something, and you’re like, “Holy shit!”

He also looked back when fans asked him to play Obi-Wan Kenobi, joking about another movie that was in the works for him with the title. Porn:

“There was a time years ago when everyone ended every interview with, ‘Are you going to do porn?’ Irvine Welsh wrote a sequel to Trainspottingwho was called Porn. And everyone asked me if I was going to do it, and I immediately said, ‘What about Obi-Wan Kenobi, would you play him again?’ I did a bit of social media at the time – I don’t anymore – but I saw her constantly, this question, are you going to do it again? Are you going to do it again?”

McGregor laughs at homoerotic fan art

Almost every pop culture franchise has seen its fair share of NSFW fan art, even ones that depict unexpected characters with each other. DC fans have gone viral with an interesting image of Batman and Catwoman, after Marvel fans made their voices heard about Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes’ relationship, and now it’s coming back to the galaxy far, far away.

While Disney has certainly made major strides in terms of LGBTQIA+ representation, the homoerotic fan art of Obi-Wan and Anakin is understandably a shocking image for the man behind the iconic Jedi Master. A part of the franchise for over 20 years, McGregor has seen more than his fair share of fan art, though images like this still find a way to open eyes to how some in the fandom view the world. ‘story.

The sixth and last part of Obi Wan Kenobi will begin streaming on Disney+ on Wednesday, June 22.