Ewan McGregor has criticised a faction of the Star Wars fan base he describes as “parasitical lowlifes”.
The actor appeared as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode 1 and its follow ups.
But asked by Details if he ever came face to face with fans of the films at events such as Comic-Con, McGregor accused some fans of merely being interested in money.
“I don’t have any experience with them,” he said. “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.”
McGregor is not contracted to appear in the forthcoming, JJ Abrams directed Star Wars reboot which will star original movie actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hammill alongside new actors Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o and Oscar Isaac.