McGregor hated having to lie about reprising role as Obi-Wan

Ewan McGregor felt somewhat tortured for the last few years because while he was signed up to reprise his role as Obi Wan Kenobi, he couldn't publicly talk about it. The actor felt like he'd had to lie.

Ewan McGregor felt somewhat tortured for the last few years because while he was signed up to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi, he couldn't publicly talk about it.

So when was asked whether he'd come back to the "Star Wars" franchise, the actor felt like he'd had to lie.

Says McGregor: "I'm not really brought up that way. I'd much rather be honest with people."

McGregor was finally free to talk about it after Disney announced the planned spinoff series over the summer.

McGregor played a young Obi-Wan in the "Star Wars" prequels.