Vivien Lyra Blair, young Leia from the Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi, recently spoke with The Direct about a possible second season. Check out an excerpt of her remarks here:
“Well, I think a lot of people are asking me, ‘Will we get a second season of Obi-Wan?’ And I honestly, I think it’s very much a possibility because Ewan [McGregor] is just begging to do another one. He’s really excited.”
“I would love to, but I was saying like, I don’t see how I would fit into it, because it’s very implied that she doesn’t see him again until she asked for help in the fourth movie, A New Hope. And so, I think it’s kind of like, how would I fit into that? And so we’re kind of hoping for my own show there.”
“We’re kind of thinking it could be fun to do a show of Leia on Alderaan. And I really hope something like that could work out.”
Ewan McGregor is a great actor, and he honestly deserves better material. Obi-Wan Kenobi wasn’t as inconsistent as The Book of Boba Fett in quality, but it was more forgettable and superfluous. It’s sad to me that McGregor is “begging” for another season of this crap, probably to secure a steady paycheck. Despite being a great actor, he isn’t the busiest one. I’m sure he loves the character as well, and it shows in his performance. I don’t begrudge him wanting to do more, but deciding not to is one of Kathleen’s only good decisions in my book.