WATCH: Noel Gallagher talk about when he “schooled” Ewan McGregor in a lightsaber fight
"It was the 90s at the time, so at 8am the next morning we were having lightsaber fights in the garden."
Noel Gallagher has finally discussed the time he once had a lightsaber battle with none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor.
For a few years now, a story has circulated online about the time McGregor, fresh off getting the role of a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 1999 Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menance, battled Gallagher in a lightsaber duel one morning after a night of partying.
The former Oasis guitarist recently spoke to StarWars.com when he recalled the occasion.
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 mention that he “schooled” McGregor in the fight.
McGregor went on to confirm this 1999 dueling on a 2016 showing of The One Show with Angela Scanlon where he said:
“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.”
Could this mean that Gallagher could claim that he taught Obi-Wan Kenobi everything he knows?
We bet he will.