Pedro Pascal plays the helmeted title character in the phenomenon that is Disney Plus¡¯ ¡°The Mandalorian,¡± and Ewan McGregor is filming the highly anticipated ¡°Obi-Wan Kenobi¡± series for the streamer, reprising his role from George Lucas¡¯ ¡°Star Wars¡± prequels. But McGregor ¡ª who can currently be seen in Netflix¡¯s ¡°Halston¡± as the famed designer ¡ª and Pascal have points of intersection beyond ¡°Star Wars.¡± Pascal recounted to McGregor how in 1996, after returning to New York from a summer trip in Spain, the friends who¡¯d picked him up at the airport told him that the first thing he needed to do was watch ¡°Trainspotting.¡± ¡°And that began my absorption of your entire career,¡± Pascal said.
During their conversation, McGregor pointed out that several years ago, Pascal co-starred in a show with his partner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Pascal filled in the details about ¡°Exposed,¡± an ABC pilot the network passed over that had been written by screenwriter Charles Randolph (who went on to win an Oscar for ¡°The Big Short¡±) and directed by a pre-¡°Wonder Woman¡± Patty Jenkins: ¡°These hacks that went off to do nothing with their careers after the pilot wasn¡¯t picked up,¡± as Pascal put it.
¡°Well,¡± McGregor replied. ¡°You didn¡¯t do so badly yourself.¡±
Watch the full conversation above.