In a world of social media and clever illustrators, the delivery it is unavoidable. It becomes unstoppable that several fans continue to imagine situations in which their favorite film and television characters enter into a romantic relationship – affectionate or passionate – even when the canon does not establish such a link. Ewan McGregor himself has witnessed all that fan art showcasing two Star Wars icons, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, as two lovers from a galaxy far, far away.
In a recent interview with GQthe main actor of the series Obi-Wan Kenobi He pointed out that occasionally he receives illustrations and other graphic material where the main character of the program seems to have a homosexual relationship with who is actually his apprentice and possible enemy to defeat. In this case, the version of Anakin Skywalker played by Hayden Christensen in the prequel trilogy of Star Wars.
“There’s a lot fan art homoerotic of Obi-Wan and Hayden that they send me from time to time, “confessed Ewan McGregor. “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 say, ‘Damn!’
Clearly, the actor’s reaction seems carefree and playful, without addressing how much he is for or against these artistic manifestations of the fandom. The opposite happened with Anthony Mackie in 2021, who spoke out against this phenomenon when his character Sam Wilson (aka Falcon) from the Marvel Cinematic Universe also became the subject of fan art homoerotic, under the series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. While his statement was a bit ambiguous, Mackie seemed to point to such fan fantasies as an “exploitation of homosexuality” that leads to a close friendship between two men being misunderstood as a gay relationship.
Perhaps the point of the Marvel actor was that there can be a deep love between two people (or characters) of the same sex without it being the romantic type. deborah chowseries director Obi-Wan Kenobi, for his part, has emphasized that the story of Kenobi and Skywalker is indeed one of love. And it is enough to remember the dialogue «You were my brother, Anakin, I loved you!» —in a climactic moment of Revenge of the Sith— to know that you are right.
“For me, throughout the prequels, throughout the original trilogy, there is a love story dynamic between these two that runs through everything,” Chow said in an interview with Vanity Fair (via). “I felt it was quite difficult not to [incluir en la serie] to the person who left Kenobi in such anguish. The special thing about that relationship is that they loved each other.”
The Serie Obi-Wan Kenobi is about to conclude with the premiere of its sixth and final episode, on Wednesday, June 22 on Disney Plus. What have you thought of the show so far?
The entry This is how Ewan McGregor reacted to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s homoerotic fan art was first published in Cine PREMIERE.