Ewan McGregor appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel show last night where he discussed his role in The Force Awakens.
“… I got a call from JJ just shortly before the film was released. He asked me to come in and said, ‘I’d love you to be a part of it.” said McGregor confirming his part in the “vision sequence” in the new film.
In the clip below he explaing more about the scene,
“The line is, ‘Rey, these are your first steps,’ ” McGregor said. “But they got Alec Guinness to do ‘Rey,’ which is extraordinary because he’s not alive anymore. They got a line of him as Obi-Wan Kenobi saying ‘afraid,’ and cut the ‘A’ and the ‘D’ off. So Alec Guinness is saying ‘Rey,’ and I’m saying, ‘These are your first steps.”
You can see the excitement in McGregor as he talks about the experience. If the rumors are true about an Obiwan stand alone film, I am sure they will have no problem in recruiting McGregor to reprise the role!