Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Ewan McGregor Describes Working with Green Screen

Ewan McGregor was a recent guest on The Jonathan Ross Show. Of course they talked about Star Wars. The prequels relied an awful lot on green screen technology, and McGregor gives us a hilarious re-enactment of what it was like to interact with people and props that weren't there at all, like the big lizard he rode. Since it was such a long time ago, we can forgive him for thinking there are two moons on Tatooine, and mispronouncing Aunt Beru's name. (via Digg)

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hilarious! I read an interview once with Sir Ian McKellen about his time filming The Lord of the Rings trilogy, again all largely done with green screens and no other actors present. Apparently he burst into tears and had a huge meltdown one day on set, because he said he didn't become an actor to act without other actors around on a proper set.