Late Obi-Wan Kenobi Actor On Effect Watching ‘Star Wars’ Had On Him

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An interview with the late Alec Guinness, who famously played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, recently surfaced. Guinness discussed the impact his character had on others and how many people wrote him “very strange” letters asking him to save their marriages and Guinness recalled one of the letters asking him to come live with the couple in order to sort some of their marital issues out.

“‘My wife and I’ve got problems, would you mind coming over and living with us for a few months’.”

He also talked about how watching Star Wars: A New Hope for the first time left an impact on him.

“There’s a wonderful freshness about, like wonderful fresh air. When I came out of the cinema, I thought London’s sort of gritty, and dirty and sort of rubbish, isn’t it, because this had all been so invigorating.”

The interview is from 1977 in which the late actor appeared on the Parkinson Talk Show. You can watch the entire interview below.

Alec Guinness passed away seventeen years ago at the age of 86.

The next Star Wars film won’t be out until later in the year. Most recently, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first standalone Star Wars film outside of the episodic films. It is now available to own on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Source: THR via YouTube

Top 10 Princess Leia Moments From The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

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To us, she’s royalty…

Carrie Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. Fisher was only 19 years old when she joined the cast of Star Wars: A New Hope.

Fisher most recently returned to the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Fisher rejoined Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford in the roles that helped launched them into superstardom. Along with her many acting roles, Fisher is known for her work as an author. She just released “Princess Diarist” an autobiography, which is her eighth book. She is the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, a very famous Hollywood couple.

Heroic Hollywood is honoring Carrie Fisher by counting down the top ten moments from Princess Leia within the Star Wars universe. From her saving Luke, Han and Chewie in A New Hope to her appearance in The Force Awakens, Princess Leia will forever be an iconic character not only within Star Wars but cinema as a whole.

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