Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Casts Star Wars Fans as Extras

Welcome to “Just for Variety” this week.

Star Wars is really about the fans.

So much so that some of the most difficult people appear in the Disney Plus series “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” starring Ewan McGregor.

so says Maya Erskine, co-author of “Pen15” and co-star who appeared on the “Star Wars” spin-off. Erskine told me on this week’s episode of Just for diversePodcast in a joint interview with her group “Pen15” Anna Konkle. AndOne guy, he was so cute he rolled up his sleeves and put Star Wars tattoos all over his body. And they build robots. There are a lot of “Star Wars” fans who build robotic machines, and then production companies rent them [them] of the masses.”

Erskine filmed what she calls a “corn” role shortly after she was born Leon FrederickHer son with her fiancé, “This Is Us” actor. Michael Angarano. “I have to get my baby to lay himself,” she says. “I wanted to wrap it in a shawl and make it pass as an extra in Star Wars.”

Erskine jokes that she gets an Obi-Wan Kenobi tattoo: “It’s on my ass.”

Of course, she should be silent about her role on the show, but she says, “Deborah Chow He is a great director. The staff was incredible. It was very fun to do.”

She adds, “My brother, who is a huge fan, was like, ‘If you don’t take this, I’m going to disown you.'” You have to be a part of this universe.”

Speaking of podcasts, last week’s episode didn’t just show Lady Gaga But I can report that it helped ‘just for diverseOver a million downloads. Thank you all for listening and letting me know what you think. Here for another million and more!

Jeremy Harris, Ashley Park, Lily Collins and Darren Star.
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Lily Collins Hopes for a ‘Emily in Paris’ crossover with ‘Lupine’, a French-language Netflix show about a master thief who plays him Omar C. “I feel like Emily would make a really good spy,” Collins told me at the season 2 premiere of Emily at the West Hollywood Edition. She is doing her part in social media spying. I think she’d be a really good detective. I just wish we could do season 3.”

Samantha Jones is one person who wouldn’t appear alongside Emily. Twitter users had a field day suggesting this Kim CattrallThe iconic character “Sex and the City” joins the series. Creator of “Emily in Paris” Darren Star He was also the creator and executive producer of “SATC”. “I’m not a fan of crossovers,” Starr said. “They are two different worlds.”

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Nina Dobrev.
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Nina Dobrev Much speculation about her joining “Stranger Things” for its fourth season began after she posted a photo of her in early December on Instagram in front of a building decorated with “Hawkins High School: Home of the Tigers.” She captioned the photo, “Stranger things have happened…” but Dobrev told me she was having some fun in Atlanta while filming her upcoming Netflix comedy “The Out-Laws” near the set of “Stranger Things.” Dobrev told me on the phone from New York, where she and Julian Hough The closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange just rang to celebrate the initial public offering of the wine company Fresh Vine Wine. “But I’ve been campaigning to be on the show for years. Hopefully the post caught their attention. Maybe in season 900, I’ll play an extra.”

Well, that’s it for ‘Just for diverseIn 2021. It’s been just over a year since I took over the pen to relaunch this column. I hope you enjoyed reading it every week as much as I loved reporting and writing. Stay safe, be well and I’ll see you in 2022.

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