links for 2008-09-16

  • EWAN MCGREGOR was left utterly dumbfounded when he turned up at the world's leading STAR WARS destination in a T-shirt bearing his name – and no one bothered him. The Scottish actor, who played Obi Wan-Kenobi in the three Star Wars prequels, feared he'd be mobbed when he visited a tourist attraction in Tunisia, where George Lucas filmed a pivotal scene in the first Star Wars movie, during his 2007 Long Way Down motorbike trek. But, even though he was wearing a T-shirt with his name on the back, sci-fi devotees refused to believe McGregor would just show up on a bike – and left him alone. He tells Best Life magazine, "We went to the location used in the original Star Wars, where we meet Luke Skywalker and he buys R2-D2 and C-3PO and does them up in the oil bath. It has been preserved as a tourist attraction. "Now, who goes to an out-of-the-way place like that but a hardcore Star Wars fan? Anyway, we (MCGregor and fellow Long Way Down adventurer Charley Boorman)
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