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Denis Lawson snubbed Star Wars prequel offer

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Mar 20, 2014 | 10:48am EDT

Actor Denis Lawson turned down an invitation to feature in one of the Star Wars prequels as the franchise "bores" him. The Scottish star played ace pilot Wedge Antilles in George Lucas' original trilogy and was asked by the director to assume the role of his character's relative, Raymus Antilles, in 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith. However, Lawson had no interest in rejoining the franchise even though it would have given him the opportunity to star alongside his nephew Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan 'Ben' Kenobi in the film. He tells The Scotsman newspaper, "Honestly, I made the first Star Wars film in 1976 and it doesn't really interest me. I know it's interesting to other people but I get really bored talking about it. Sorry."

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