Ewan McGregor's Stunt Double Knocked His Teeth Out In An Attack Of The Clones Fight

It's been two decades since "Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones" came out, which is almost upsetting to think about. Ewan McGregor is reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new eponymous series — a role he also played in the prequels. McGregor joined a panel for the 20th anniversary of the film at "Star Wars" Celebration with co-star Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett (and who played Boba Fett in the Disney+ series "The Mandalorian" and "The Book of Boba Fett," who also plays a role in "Obi-Wan Kenobi"). 

The panel, which was moderated by "The Clone Wars" star Ashley Eckstein who voiced Ahsoka Tano, featured some fun stories about what it was like shooting the film. Eckstein asked the panel about shooting the big fight scene in the rain on Kamino and what McGregor remembered. Morrison jumped in to joke about his stunt double eating all the cookies. He said, "I remember seeing my double eating all the biscuits. I was getting wet, so I thought maybe I should be eating the biscuits, and the double can get wet." The crowd laughed as he added that he thought McGregor was so cool in his "stillness," and that he was trying to "out-cool" McGregor. "It never worked," he said, delighting the audience. 

Of course, McGregor did remember one story, and it's a doozy.

His stunt double was who now?

McGregor told the crowd that he'd been working on "Moulin Rouge" before the "Star Wars" shoot and that it had gone way over. He said there were literal bulldozers coming in to prep for "Star Wars," and that his stunt double for both films was Nash Edgerton. If that name sounds familiar, it's because this is Joel Edgerton's brother. The same Joel Edgerton who played (and is playing) Uncle Owen! McGregor said of Nash Edgerton, who is a filmmaker, actor, and director now:

"Nash came on to be my stunt double and he did amazing work. And there is a story that he told me — during this fight in the rain where he had to do a jump, a flip over the top of you [indicating Morrison], like an aerial move over the top, and I don't do that kind of thing. [laughter] But he did, and his mom was there, visiting. She was sitting there over in the corner of the set, and when they did the flip, something went wrong and he hurt himself, and he broke his front teeth. And he looked over at his mom and he went, 'Alright. I'm fine.' And he gave a little signal to the stunt guy to take his mom away, because he didn't want his mom to see that he'd really hurt himself."

Yikes! McGregor says that Edgerton "has lovely teeth now," but that is a huge deal. Stunt people break a whole lot of bones for us to be entertained. Frankly, I'm more worried about how much trouble his mom gave him after she found out what happened to him! 

Stay tuned all weekend for /Film's coverage of "Star Wars" Celebration in Anaheim, California.