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“F—king Hell!”: Ewan McGregor Addresses NSFW Obi-Wan Kenobi Anakin Skywalker Fan-Arts

The Disney+ series star, Ewan McGregor, who reprises his role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi has come across some fan art featuring him that he deemed as NSFW content. The protagonist of the recent series Obi-Wan Kenobi has stepped into the titular character’s shoes after a 17-year hiatus. Along with him joins Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker, having first appeared together in 2002’s Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

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McGregor and Christensen in their first Star Wars film together, Attack of the Clones (2002)

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The Star Wars universe has been massive and ever-expanding. The story of Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker is unfolding in layers and chapters and yet much of their story remains to be seen and revealed. However, fans are known to cause chaos out of their imagination, and this time, McGregor reveals how the fan art he receives has brought some of that chaos into his life as well.

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Ewan McGregor Talks about NSFW Obi-Wan/Anakin Fan Art

Ewan McGregor has been in the silver screen industry for a long time now. His career skyrocketed and he was launched as a global star following his critically acclaimed performance in the Danny Boyle 1996 film, Trainspotting. He launched the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in 1999’s The Phantom Menace. Following his portrayal of the beloved franchise character, RT claims “McGregor deftly channeled the character created by Sir Alec Guinness, while at the same time making it his own.”

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Ewan McGregor says Obi-Wan/Anakin fan art is always an eye-opener

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However, all of that experience and weathered Hollywood exposure has not prepared him for fan art surprises. In a recent GQ Magazine interview, the Moulin Rouge! the actor speaks of the “homoerotic Obi-Wan/Hayden [Christensen] fan art” that he receives via mail:

“Yeah, in leather flares and nothing else. There’s a lot of homoerotic Obi-Wan/Hayden [Christensen] fan art that gets sent to me now and again. I don’t know how it finds me. It’s always a bit of an eye-opener. You open the envelope, you think you’re going to have to sign something, and you’re like, ‘F—ing hell!’”

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History of Fan Art Gone Viral

The Obi-Wan/Anakin fan art is not the first time the genre has gone viral. Fans have been making associations among popular on-screen characters for their subtextual homoerotic portrayals, sometimes reading too much into the characters, and other times, quite correctly so.

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Anthony Mackie rejects the idea of Sam and Bucky’s relationship being romantic

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Marvel fans have already articulated the Bucky-Sam Wilson subtext which the studio gladly enabled in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier miniseries. DC fans, too, have released a stream of Batman and Catwoman fan art since any romantic entanglement between the vigilante pair is yet to be seen extensively on film. In other circles, the long-running CW show Supernatural has also boasted of a committed fandom to the Dean-Castiel (Destiel) relationship which the final episode of the 15-year-long series made come true.

Source: The Direct

Written by Diya Majumdar