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Ewan McGregor sometimes tries Jedi mind tricks for his own amusement

Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor admitted that he sometimes tries Star Wars Jedi mind tricks in the real world for his own amusement.

Ewan McGregor tries Jedi mind tricks for fun sometimes

Ewan McGregor has admitted that outside of playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, he sometimes gives some Jedi tricks a go in the real world. In an interview for sci-fi series Obi-Wan Kenobi, on Disney Plus, he admits he occasionally throws in a little hand movement.

“Have I ever tried to use a Jedi mind trick? Not really. I mean, I’ve been accused of doing it here and there by people who are trying to be funny. But no, I don’t think so,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I’ve seen TV hypnotists and stuff who do sort of similar repeating things. I’ve seen that on TV a bit where they actually get people to believe something that’s not true, or something by the way they say things. But no, I don’t have those skills.”

However, when it comes to automatic doors, he’s been known to imagine he’s in a galaxy far, far away. “I do it with doors. I like to do that with them automatic doors for my own amusement. I always do a little Jedi move for the doors,” he says. “I have occasionally been caught doing it. You know, at like the supermarket or something when I’m wheeling my trolley. It makes me laugh, but occasionally I’ve been caught doing that and that’s kind of embarrassing.”

Considering he’s the actor who took one of the greatest Star Wars characters from Jedi padawan to master, we’d say McGregor has no reason to be embarrassed. He has more license than most to believe in the ways of the Force.