TV - Movies
Thirteen Lives'
Joel Edgerton
Credits Star Wars
For His Hollywood
Success
By REUBEN BARON
Australian actor Joel Edgerton stars in “Thirteen Lives,” but you probably know him from “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” and “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.” Edgerton revives his role as Owen Lars in the Disney+ miniseries “Obi-Wan Kenobi” and gives his thanks and appreciation to “Star Wars” and George Lucas for significantly impacting his life.
During an interview with Looper, Edgerton explained that there were “quite a lot” of differences between starring in the “Star Wars” prequels and “Obi-Wan Kenobi” due to being in different stages of his career. He said, “One of my first sort of jobs on a big movie was doing the initial prequels, and I was nervous. It was also my first job working on an American production.”
When Edgerton was asked to return to the role of Owen Lars as a “middle-aged guy,” the actor said, “there was never a question of not returning because [...] I owe a lot of the reason I'm sitting here today to being in those initial prequels.” He added, “I'll always thank George Lucas [...] because it really changed the course of my life in many ways.”