From Arena magazine: " McGregor claims to have seen 60 or 70% of AOTC, and enthuses, almost as if he is surprised himself, that it is going to be: "very good. Actually very good." By that does he mean it's better than the first one? " Yeah, because we've done the groundwork and now we can get on with it. Ep1 had to do a lot of work to set up all the political stuff with the Senate - and with a children's movie you have to be careful with all that stuff. This time there's more of a spirit of the first three. It's definitely hotting up." He confirms Obi Wan will play a more central role and says" There was a big sigh of relief that we were able to get a lot more humour into it." Hayden Christenson who plays Anakin Skywalker is apparently a "******* lovely guy and brilliant to work with" and yes he does like the fact Obi Wan gets to have a beard "Although I don't know about the jedi mullet." The interview moves onto the badmouthing SW thing, Ewan says " I said a lot of things" he admits " I was very mouthy about it and not quite rightly so. The SW films are unquestionably very hard work and technically very demanding. This second one was even more so - it called on me to be completely alone in a totally blue room for days and days, playing a character in a situation with other actors who aren't there. There's one scene where I'm across a table from an alien character who's not there, so I'm playing to mid-air and my reactions to what he's saying are my reactions to what I imagine he might do. You're compltely triple guessing the whole time. And the last thing the computer guys creating the alien would think of is to ask the character who plays opposite what he thought he was doing. They're not even there on the day to see it. So, it's hard work, but we're not getting paid to have a great time, we're getting paid to do a job. The films are creatively rewarding because it's a unique acting experience and if you pull it iff then you've risen to quite a hefty challenge." I stiil can't resist asking him if he actually enjoys filming on SW set. "Yeah" comes the reply although the word sounds like it's been forced out of his throat like a lodged chicken bone. There next follows a full two seconds silence after which we both collapse into simultaneous laughter. "Playing a part in SW is challenging but I do love being in these films. I mean I'm Obi-Wan Kenobi - how ******** good is that?"