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Ewan McGregor dropped his lightsaber in a ditch while filming “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

The 50-year-old actor – who reprized his ‘Star Wars’ alter ego for the title role in the new Disney+ series – was horrified at fumbling for his gun while filming with co-star Moses Ingram and was particularly concerned that Hayden Christensen wouldn’t know about the incident because he used to “give her such shit” for not properly controlling her prop while filming the previous films in the early 2000s.

Speaking about the 75-foot-wide, 23-foot-tall virtual LED set, Moses told Entertainment Weekly magazine: “I forget what scene we were shooting but Ewan was doing something, and he dropped his lightsaber in the crevice between the volume and where the scene ends. And he was so embarrassed. He was like, ‘Please don’t ever tell anyone I dropped my lightsaber!’ “

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Ewan insisted, “You mustn’t listen to her. It’s just hearsay and rumour. She’s just trying to outplay Obi-Wan.”

But then he admitted: “Okay, maybe I inadvertently blurted it out. Maybe. I remember I said, ‘Please don’t tell Hayden, because I gave him so much bullshit every time he dropped his lightsaber. ‘

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“All I can say is that it’s been a while for Obi-Wan. He’s not the man we once remember.

“And if, indeed, he was able to slip out of his hand and roll across the stage and into a ditch, it’s only because he’s not quite where he was. But it’s coming back.”

Hayden – who is back as Darth Vader in the movies – was thrilled to hear what his friend had done.

He laughed, “That’s news to me!

“This is shocking news. I don’t believe it because I know how tightly Ewan holds his lightsaber so it’s hard to fully believe.”