Date: 23rd May 2001
Scottish actor EWAN McGREGOR has had his lifetime ambition fulfilled - he's been given his own spaceship.
The MOULIN ROUGE (2001) star's dream came true when he was given a JEDI STARFIGHTER for new movie Star Wars: Episode II (2002)
Ewan plays OBI-WAN KENOBI in the eagerly awaited GEORGE LUCAS extravaganza. And while HAN SOLO had the MILLENNIUM FALCON, McGregor is more than happy with a one-man fighter ship, similar to an X-Wing fighter.
A delighted Ewan explained, "I've always wanted to have my own ship and Kenobi gets one. And he gets to take off in it and has his own adventure in this one, which is cool. " He says of the filming, "You're sitting in this wooden ship being rocked. I can't wait to see it, because I haven't seen it yet. It will be extraordinary. " (JM/WNWC/MCM)