Pedro Pascal plays the helmeted title character in the phenomenon that is Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian,” and Ewan McGregor is filming the highly anticipated “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series for the streamer, reprising his role from George Lucas’ “Star Wars” prequels. But McGregor — who can currently be seen in Netflix’s “Halston” as the famed designer — and Pascal have points of intersection beyond “Star Wars.” Pascal recounted to McGregor how in 1996, after returning to New York from a summer trip in Spain, the friends who’d picked him up at the airport told him that the first thing he needed to do was watch “Trainspotting.” “And that began my absorption of your entire career,” Pascal said.
During their conversation, McGregor pointed out that several years ago, Pascal co-starred in a show with his partner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Pascal filled in the details about “Exposed,” an ABC pilot the network passed over that had been written by screenwriter Charles Randolph (who went on to win an Oscar for “The Big Short”) and directed by a pre-“Wonder Woman” Patty Jenkins: “These hacks that went off to do nothing with their careers after the pilot wasn’t picked up,” as Pascal put it.
“Well,” McGregor replied. “You didn’t do so badly yourself.”
Watch the full conversation above.