Ewan McGregor was left crying in pain after his second coronavirus vaccine.
The 50-year-old actor had to cancel two days of work on the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series about his character Obi-Wan Kenobi because the effects of the Moderna jab made him feel very ill.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Ewan said: "It really kicked my ass. It really did.
"For months, we've been doing these monster, two-and-a-half-hour sessions of sword fights and hand-to-hand stuff. But there was no way it was happening this week. Not with a 100.7 (38.2˚C) fever."
In the Hollywood Reporter profile, Ewan also looked back at the making of the Star Wars prequel trilogy and he had mixed memories making them. Sometimes production could get a little tedious due to director George Lucas’ CGI obsession.
“George loves technology and loves pushing into the realm. He wanted more and more control over what we see in the background,” he said. “After three or four months of that, it just gets really tedious — especially when the scenes are ... I don’t want to be rude, but it’s not Shakespeare. There’s not something to dig into the dialogue that can satisfy you when there’s no environment there. It was quite hard to do."
Ewan added that he was disappointed that some of the three movies didn’t impress fans of the franchise, which began in 1977 with Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.
He said: “[It] was hard they didn’t get well received. That was quite different. They were universally not very much liked.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi is currently in production. No release date has been announced. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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