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Young Boba Fett Reveals What It Was Like Working With Ewan McGregor - Exclusive

Daniel Logan was only 13 years old when he appeared as young Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones, and amazingly he'd never seen Star Wars before. It just wasn't on TV. "People tend to forget that there were 16 years of no Star Wars between Episode VI and Episode I," Logan tells Looper. The New Zealand-born actor was raised with only three television channels, and notes, "When I grew up, Star Wars wasn't getting played on Spike, or any other channel regularly, every day, or constantly on reruns."

As such, when Logan was cast as one of the most popular characters in the entire franchise, it was overwhelming. "The world of Star Wars was very confusing to me until I educated myself on it," Logan admits. "They told me, basically when I was getting to set, what character I was. And I open this book, and it's all Boba Fett. He's got the gun, the blaster, the jet pack, the helmet.... And then I see Jango Fett walk in and I was confused. Because I'm like, 'Wait, that's me.'"

Thankfully, there were plenty of people to help guide him along the way, including cast members from the original trilogy, who Logan met at conventions. Fellow prequel actors like Jake Lloyd and Ray Park, the latter of whom trained Logan in martial arts for about nine years, became like family. And then, of course, there's Ewan McGregor, who played young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels (and an upcoming Disney+ series), and who took Logan under his wing.

"We shared a lot of time together, he had a lot of patience for me, and somehow, God bless me, every time he had to go to makeup, I had to go makeup," Logan says. "So, we would sit next to each other in the makeup chair, and we shared a lot of fun experiences." Before long, they were fast friends.

A friendship made in the makeup chair

When he was cast in Clones, Logan may not have known much about Star Wars, but he did know Ewan McGregor. "Because I was kind of raised by my big brother, I had seen quite a lot of adult films that I probably shouldn't have watched at 13," Logan explains. That included Trainspotting, Danny Boyle's pitch-black comedy in which McGregor stars as a down-and-out heroin addict.

"Although I didn't know what the film was really about, I knew a lot of his lines," Logan says. As a result, the young actor recognized the star as soon as McGregor walked into the makeup room, and decided to greet McGregor with his own words. "I'd repeat all his lines back to him," Logan says, "and he'd scratch his head like, 'Oh my God, kid, who's watching you? How are you watching these films?'"

Despite the auspicious introduction, the two actors grew closer as the shoot went on, sharing laughs even during stressful moments. "My nana had diabetes, and she would just pass out, because it was back in the day we didn't know about sugar levels and whatnot," Logan says. "She would basically put her head down and pass out right in front of everyone else, sitting in the other makeup chair."

The way he tells it, Logan was pretty calm about the whole thing. McGregor wasn't. "He leaned in one time asking like, 'Is she okay?' Because he thought she had died," Logan recalls, laughing.

Obi-Wan's parting gift to young Boba Fett

However, Logan's favorite Ewan McGregor story comes from near the end of his time on Attack of the Clones. On set, the cast and crew used golf carts to get around the Fox lot in Sydney, Australia, where much of the movie was filmed. Occasionally, Logan got to drive.

"I'd go back and forth in the golf carts and drive people wherever they wanted to go," Logan says. "If you were, say, a prop builder, I'd take you to the workshop. Anywhere." McGregor and Logan even removed a governor in order to make the golf carts go faster. "Anytime I had an excuse to drive this golf cart, I would try."

He loved it, but the fun didn't last. One day, Logan says, "Ewan comes flying down the driveway, slams on the breaks, and then stops sideways. And as a 13-year-old kid, you're like, 'That's the coolest!'" McGregor got out of the cart and motioned for Logan to get in the driver's seat, but the actor never got his chance. Just then, a woman emerged from a nearby building, shouting at them to stop.

"Due to legal fees, or insurance reasons, or whatever, I couldn't be driving the golf cart," Logan says. "For the rest of my time on set, which was only maybe a month anyways, I was no longer allowed to drive this golf cart. I was allowed to be driven in it, but I wasn't allowed to drive it. So, I would pout. And Ewan realized this."

Over the next month or so, Logan finished up his work on Attack of the Clones. After his final scene wrapped, the cast and crew gave him a big goodbye. That's when McGregor made his move. "Ewan came up to me, and he's like, 'Hey so what time do you leave tomorrow?' And I think I left about eight or nine o'clock, so he told me to meet him at the studio around six o'clock."

Logan showed up at the designated time. "And there he was, in the pitch black, in front of the studio with the lights on, and the golf cart, waiting for me," Logan says. Because Logan was done filming, he wasn't technically part of the cast any more — and that meant he could get back behind the wheel. "So Obi-Wan and Boba Fett drove around the backlot of Fox Studios for about an hour." That's a pretty sweet coda to a life-changing adventure, and from the sound of things, Logan won't ever forget it.