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

Late Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Alec Guinness on the effect watching 'Star Wars' for the first time had on him and "strange" letters he received from fans.

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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

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