Ewan McGregor's funny reaction to his 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' action figure

On Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday, Ewan McGregor revealed his new action figure for the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. It’s been 17 years since McGregor was last seen in the role of Jedi master, in 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. According to the newly released trailer, the new series will at least in part focus on the Empire’s hunt for those still practicing the Force. McGregor had glowing praise for the new series, not so much the action figure.

“I got sent over my — I really did only just see this about an hour ago — my doll,” McGregor said, holding it up for the camera, adding, “I don’t know if it’s just me, like, they scan you. You know, they have these machines that, like, they read your body and every data point in your being is recorded. And then still, it somehow doesn’t quite look like me.”

McGregor thinks the figure looks more like a young Richard Chamberlain, who began his acting career more than 60 years ago, more so than it does himself.

“I look like Richard Chamberlain in my first one from Episode I. I was dead like Richard Chamberlain,” McGregor said. “I was like, maybe they had an old scan of his that they just used for me.”

Video transcript

EWAN MCGREGOR: I got sent over my-- I really did only just see this about an hour ago-- my doll.

[LAUGHTER]

[APPLAUSE AND CHEERING]

JIMMY KIMMEL: Oh, my God.

KYLIE MAR: Ewan McGregor appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday with guest host Mike Birbiglia, where he revealed his new "Star Wars" action figure for his upcoming Disney+ series "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

This will be McGregor's first time reprising his role as the Jedi master since 2005's "Revenge of the Sith." McGregor had nothing but good things to say about the series, not so much the doll.

EWAN MCGREGOR: They scan you. You know, they have these machines that like-- they read your-- they read your body and your-- every data point and you're being is recorded. And then still--

[LAUGHTER]

--IT somehow doesn't really quite look like me.

[LAUGHTER]

JIMMY KIMMEL: And then still. And then still.

KYLIE MAR: The doll reminded McGregor of a younger version of long-time actor Richard Chamberlain, more so than himself.

EWAN MCGREGOR: I look like Richard Chamberlain. In my first one from episode one, I was dead like Richard Chamberlain. I was like, maybe they-- maybe they had an old scan of his that they just used for me.

[LAUGHTER]

[APPLAUSE AND CHEERING]

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