EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks 'The Impossible' and 'Star Wars' Sequel Trilogy

Sunday, 16 December 2012 23:41
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Opening in theaters on December 21st is the new film The Impossible, which is based on a true story and is already earning early Oscar-buzz. The film was helmed by Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) and features an impressive cast of actors that includes Naomi Watts (Fair Game, King Kong), Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Star Wars prequel trilogy), Geraldine Page (Doctor Zhivago, Chaplin), and newcomers Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, and Oaklee Pendergast

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick had a chance to sit down with recent Golden Globe-nominee Ewan McGregor to talk about his work on The Impossible, as well as his opinion on the planned Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. The acclaimed actor discussed the new film, choosing a great script, researching the actual event, talking to survivors, shooting the disaster scenes, working with director Juan Antonio Bayona, and finally, (since he is Obi-Wan Kenobi), what he thinks about the upcoming Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

To watch our exclusive interview with Ewan McGregor about The Impossible, and Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, please click on the video player above. 


The film tells the true story of a Spanish couple (Watts and McGregor), and their three children (Holland, Joslin, Pendergast). It starts as the family begins their Christmas vacation in Thailand, with the intention of spending a few days at a tropical paradise resort. However, their idyllic vacation is interrupted on the morning of December 26th, 2004, when a devastating tsunami interrupts their relaxation and destroys the coastal zone separating the family and triggering a frantic search. 

The Impossible opens in theaters on December 21st. 

Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled for release in 2015.  

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