Plenty of actors do giant franchise films these days; it’s almost par for the Hollywood course. Some of them have good experiences, while others hate it but keep their mouths shut, mindful of the franchise’s massive, vocal fan base — people who can be career champions or assassins.
And then there’s Ewan McGregor, who signed on to George Lucas’ prequel trilogy to fill Alec Guinness’ shoes as Obi-Wan Kenobi. He played the PR game when The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith hit theaters but in the years since, he has made it plain that Star Wars is a thing firmly in the past. As for his feeling about Star Wars fans, he had this to say in Details magazine:
“I’ve never been to one of the conventions. The people I meet are the fuckers who want me to sign Star Wars photos so they can sell them on the Internet or the people at premieres who are crushing children against barriers to get me to sign their fucking picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi. They’re not fans — they’re parasitical lowlifes and fucking wankers.”