Ewan McGregor on the Set of “Last Days In The Desert”

Posted on March 06, 2014

Darlings, here are pictures of Ewan McGregor playing dressup as Old Testament Obi-Wan.



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We have no idea what this movie is about but we’re gonna go out on a limb and say it’s probably not a romantic comedy.

Also: We’re going to go out on another limb and say that Ewan McGregor looks good in everything.


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  • Yep I’d hit that in a burlap sack, which this costume very nearly is.

    • KiwiFanGirl


    • conniemd

      Me too.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      I want him to bless me with his “holy water”

    • Lucía Gavello

      Here here, I mean, gotta love a man who can work a turban.

    • demidaemon


  • sugarkane105

    Help me, Obi Wan Ka No Shower, you’re my only hope.

  • nannypoo

    Being an actor in a movie always seems like such a strange experience.

    • leahpapa

      Right? Like, “Be very in the moment, focus on what the other actors are saying, really get in touch with the motivations you were developing in your character journal last night, and please don’t mind this skewered marmot I’m going to hold in your face to pick up the sound.”

      • Sarah

        Hehe skewered marmot. Also: please get filthy and sit in the dirt and try to think about what it would be like to be Moses. Because, we know you have a ton of reference for that.

        • tereliz

          LOL. But take off those chunky silver rings first… Moses didn’t shop at SEVEN London.

          • snarkykitten

            They seem to disappear & reappear throughout the photos

      • alyce1213

        And hit your marks!

        • 3boysful

          In the shifting sands . . .

  • Glam Dixie

    He has fuzzy slippers, Obi Wan robes and fancy rings. These things seem odd together. Now if they all want to drop the robes and start making out, I’m in.

  • @Biting Panda

    I love him. Scruffy, sandy, swarmed in rags. Does not matter.

  • You guys really don’t need to tell us where Ewan is. Just tell us that there is Ewan.

    • cowper

      “Ewan McGregor pumping gasoline”–Click. “Ewan McGregor buying groceries”–Click. “Ewan McGregor”–Click.

  • Lilah

    He is totally giving me a Tom Selleck vibe in these pictures. Weird.

  • marlie

    Ewan. Le sigh.

  • DTLAFamilies

    He’s hot but the pictures are kind of ridiculous. The “grit” is so artfully layered on, you know?

    • KiwiFanGirl

      There’s grit? Sorry, didn’t notice.

  • Miss Ruth

    There are moments when the BKgentsia just falls to its collective knees and says, “Thank you, uncles. Thank you for the yummy.” This is one of those moments.

  • M_E_S

    Wait, does this mean that at some point recently Ewan McGregor was a two hour drive from me?????


    • Beth Swartz

      Hahaha. . .I know what you mean. He stayed in the town I live in, when he was filming August: Osage County a couple of years ago. I kept thinking, he’s breathing the same air as me!

  • alyce1213

    THAT FACE in a kufiyya brings to mind, dare I say, Peter O’Toole. Very nice.

    • Kent Roby

      To borrow from the Bond girls, Ewan would be Plenty O’Toole.

  • lunchcoma

    This movie looks like a disaster, but Ewan is and will forever remain on my list.

    • BayTampaBay

      TLo said: “We have no idea what this movie about but we’re gonna go out on a limb and say it’s probably not a romantic comedy.”

      Well it could be a disaster romantic comedy……because…..Isthar was!!! LOL! LOL!

  • KinoEye

    Old Testament Obi-Wan is good in my book. Any incarnation of the sex on legs that is Ewan McGregor is always good in my book.

    • @Biting Panda

      Old Testament Obi-Wan is a religion I could look into.

      • Sobaika

        Speaking of, I have to ask… Does anyone know the actual plot of this movie? Is it biblical? Because I love Ewan but uh, I’ve had my fill of White People In The Desert.

        • Sarah

          I just put the IMDB plot downthread. (reply to FormerlyAnon) I wondered the same thing.

        • @Biting Panda

          Prequel to the Last Days of Disco?

  • kimmeister

    I repent, Ewan, I repent! Please bless me . . .

  • Reminds me of Raiders of the Lost Ark, actually.

    • Ginger

      That wouldn’t be a bad thing in my book! The Indiana Jones trilogy is my all-time favorite.

    • BayTampaBay

      Wrong place

      • And Indy’s robes were white. So?

  • Beth Swartz

    Anyone notice he’s wearing rings in one pic, and not in the rest? Or maybe I’m studying Ewan a bit too closely. . .

    • alyce1213

      Good catch.

    • Alyssa

      The rings are to help him walk, perhaps? Or not to be worn while meditating in the desert…

    • Sarah

      Yeah I saw it. I figured that’s when he was first in costume on the set with his own accessories on, and they were all “before you sit down by the fire pot thing, take those 21st century rings off.”

  • formerlyAnon

    Mmmm Mmm Mmm.

    There’s something wrong with me that I find him more appealing wrapped in near-rags and either filthy or made up to look filthy than I often do on the red carpet. There’s gonna have to be a LOT wrong with this movie to keep me from seeing it.

    • Sarah

      I looked it up because I wondered if it was another Bible-themed effort, but it says “The film follows a holy man and a demon – both roles played by McGregor – on a journey through the desert. An encounter with a family struggling to survive in this harsh environment forces the holy man to confront his own fate.” That’s a heartily unusual premise…which I guess is good?

      • KinoEye

        An unusual premise definitely gets my attention. Even if it’s not good, at least it’s different. Looked up the director, and at this point he’s best known for Albert Nobbs — the one where Glenn Close played a transgender man living in 19th century Ireland. Also directed an episode of the Sopranos and five episodes of Six Feet Under. He sounds promising.

        • Sarah

          Yes, I always appreciate something that isn’t a daggone reboot of something else. I looked to see if it was a book, because it sounds like it could be one, but I didn’t find any evidence that it was. (Or at least the library that I work for doesn’t have it in their catalog.)

          • KinoEye

            The director apparently grew up around a bunch of surrealist artists and writers, including Luis Bunuel, so maybe that was a big influence. Definitely sounds like the kind of movie Bunuel would have made.

          • Sarah

            Yeah! Demon-self and actual self on a voyage of personal discovery in the desert sounds pretty surreal. Cool.

      • Kent Roby

        Ooooo, two Ewans for the price of one, and one of them is “Demon Ewan”? Just try to stop me from seeing that film!

  • Jonquil

    Lawrence of Arabia realness.

  • Ginger

    If Ewan’s selling it then I’m definitely buying it. He’s at the very tip top of my celebrity crush list (hint: there’s only one person on it).

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Well, I had thought about giving up my Ewan McGregor fantasies for Lent, but after looking at this, forget that.

    • Constant Reader

      Many years ago, I decided that for Lent, I’d give up giving up things for Lent. It worked! I never picked up the habit again!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I once gave up ice cream for Lent….silly me. It just meant that I was obsessed with ice cream.

  • uprightcitizen

    Holy crap. Borrego Springs is like 25 miles from my house, which means he was probably spending down time in San Diego. My EMAS (Ewan MacGregor Alert System) must be on the fritz. Curses!

  • Noah

    “If you’d been any prettier, it’d have been ‘Florence of Arabia.'” – Noel Coward

  • Danielle

    Let my panties gooooooooo

    • desertsweetpea

      Ah ha ha YES!

  • jw_ny

    midnight at the oasis…send your camel to bed…

  • mlle

    The headdress does us all a favour by hiding his terrible haircut (unless he’s come to his senses and fixed it since Sunday) and allowing us to focus on his cheekbones.

  • Dandesun

    I’m still bitter that Obi-Wan and Padme didn’t hook up. What? Look at him! Oh, Ewan…

    • julnyes

      That would have made so much more sense… but isn’t Obi-Wan kinda like a monk? I always thought of the jedi masters as a bit like fighting monks.

    • Trickytrisha

      I’m embarrassed to admit I first thought of Padma Lakshmi. They would be a lovely couple. Heh.

  • Yes.

  • mjude


  • MikeW_Vegas

    YUMMY.. Just in time for lunch!

  • Anna

    Yes, Ewan, you can rock my casbah anytime.

  • Akemi

    Why is his hair so long if he is just covering it up? 😛
    That being said, he looks hot in literally everything. It is now proven.

  • Shug

    This proves he could literally be dressed in rags and I will still want to jump on that.

  • MichelleRafter

    So did the original Obi-Wan. I watched a ton of TCM last month (31 Days of Oscars) and saw Alex Guinness in Great Expectations (1946) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and that man always looked good.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Guiness was such a fine actor-the scene in Lawrence in which you first see Faisal is so memorable

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    And I’m going to add that Ewan McGregor is the hottest vagrant ever.

  • another_laura

    Ewan McGregor is sex on a stick. It is known.

  • BayTampaBay

    He really looks good here doing a “Lawrence of Arabia” thing!

    • MilaXX

      If there is ever a remake, he’s the guy.

      • KinoEye

        Can you imagine? “The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts…” And swirling around in those fabulous white robes. No one ever needs to remake it, but it would be worth it if he played the Colonel.

  • MilaXX

    He looks far more comfortable than I image it actually is sitting in all that sand.

  • decormaven

    He’s probably just waiting to spring up and ride his dirt bike across the desert.

  • Constant Reader

    You read my thoughts, TLo. The guy is wearing tattered and grubby looking clothes and somehow he looks good.

  • Pennymac

    Be still my nomadic heart!

  • crash1212

    WERQ that Bedouin Chic!

  • Trickytrisha

    He manages to shine in spite of all that faux dirt. The rings on his fingers in the middle pic are a bit jarring.

  • editrixie

    Augh, we were just out there this past weekend! If only I’d known! I’m sure my friends would have been up with a little more desert trekking in order to see Ewan filming a movie.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    He looks like Liam McIntyre here, so for me, this is the best he’s ever looked.

  • Rusty Nelson

    That Ewan looks good in everything , or nothing at all is not going out on a limb. He is a fascinating adventure in taste and charm.

  • desertwind

    He’s lovely, isn’t he?

    And! I’ve camped many a time in the Anza Borrego State Park, so…. Ewan and I are THAT close!

  • Qitkat

    I thought maybe he had been kicked off the boat by Noah.

  • AnneElliot

    I would go camping if there was a slim chance of meeting Ewan. Maybe he could help me start a fire? He looks good in sackcloth. Le sigh.

  • quiltrx

    And…Ewan brings the truth to the old “they would look good in a potato sack” saying!
    (I like to imagine there is absolutely nothing else under the sack. And that he smells like cinnamon.

    • Toby Wollin

      Absolutely. Old holey sweaters, down at the heel blue jeans, crappy suits, burlap — he’d look good in anything.

  • susu

    Aging like fine wine…

  • kim bunchalastnames

    working that sack.