Star Wars: Joseph Fiennes Almost Played Obi-Wan Kenobi

George Lucas’ daughter cost The Handmaid’s Tale star Joseph Fiennes the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.

In an interview with TheWrap, Fiennes revealed that, after a number of auditions for the role, it was whittled down to two candidates: Fiennes and Ewan McGregor, whom Fiennes attended drama school with. After moving forward to the next level in the audition process and impressing both George Lucas and casting director Robin Gurland, Fiennes had to then meet with Lucas’ young daughter.

Joseph Fiennes in Risen.

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