Given his own heroic actions in the original trilogy it may seem surprising that Denis Lawson would be so adamant that his nephew Ewan McGregor not have a similar experience, but speaking on Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, McGregor explained that his uncle tried to steer him away from the GFFA.

“When my parents took me to see Star Wars for the first time in a cinema, to see my uncle on the screen but also it was Star Wars, it blew my mind.

“He was always really dismissive of it because he did a couple of weeks work, sitting in a cardboard spaceship… and yet he had this massive following. It sort of annoyed him.”

“He was one of the people who said, ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it, don’t do it, and then the nearer I got to it, the more I wanted to do it.”

“I’m so glad I did because it was so interesting to be part of that.”