Noel tells story in interview with StarWars.com
Noel Gallagher has discussed the time he had a lightsaber battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor.
Noel explained: “There was a party round at my house in the ‘90s and Ewan came, and he’d just got the part for Star Wars, and I was like, ‘No way!’. I happened to have two lightsabers in the house, so I said, ‘Right then, in the back garden and show us your skills.'”
Gallagher went on to claimed that he “schooled” McGregor in their lightsaber fight.
McGregor himself had previously confirmed the story, telling The One Show in 2016: “Yes, it’s true. I found out that I got the part of Obi-Wan Kenobi and went to a party at Noel’s house, which [was] down the road from me in Belsize Park at the time. It was in the 90s, so at 8am the next morning we were having lightsaber fights in the garden. He had lightsabers there, I didn’t come with my own at that time. It was full-on, he didn’t go easy on me.”
Recently, Noel’s daughter Anais Gallagher appeared in a new ad campaign by animal welfare charity PETA.
The vegetarian model, 17, calls for a “meat-free revolution” in a new PETA video. Elsewhere in the campaign she is captured writing protest posters by fashion photographer Chloe Sheppard.