Obi-Wan Kenobi star Hayden Christensen says he “really enjoyed” the Star Wars sequel trilogy, as a result of he was capable of get pleasure from it like common a fan.
Obi-Wan Kenobi star Hayden Christensen not too long ago shared his ideas on the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy.
Christensen gave The Drive Awakens, The Final Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker the thumbs up in an interview with Kakuchopurei. “I really enjoyed the Sequel Trilogy,” he stated. “I think it was great the way that they honored this character. I really enjoyed sort of everything they’ve been up to with and it was fun for me to just go back to being a fan, and watch these stories like everybody else.”
Though the Star Wars sequel trilogy was an enormous industrial success, The Final Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker proceed to show divisive among the many saga’s fanbase. That is one thing Christensen can seemingly relate to, given the vital backlash to the prequel trilogy he starred in. “When the [prequels] came out and the critics were very critical, of course that was a difficult thing — because you care so much about this thing that you’ve invested so much of yourself into,” he stated, of the response to Assault of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. “So, for sure, that’s challenging.”
Regardless of the destructive response to his prior Star Wars work, Christensen has talked about how excited he was to reprise the position of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi. “It was mostly a lot of excitement because I had spent enough time with this character and felt like I knew him, and coming back to it felt very natural in a lot of ways,” he stated. “And I was just really excited to get to come in and play Darth Vader at this point in the timeline because it did feel like a natural continuation of your journey with the character. And that was very meaningful for me.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s solid and crew had been apparently simply as excited to see Christensen return, with the Canadian actor even overshadowing star Ewan McGregor on his first day of filming. “It’s really intense to have such an iconic character, and then to be directing him and to be doing new scenes with him,” director Deborah Chow recalled. “So I do remember poor Ewan on that day, he’s like, ‘What am I, chopped liver by comparison right now?'”
Christensen not too long ago spoke in regards to the intense bodily preparation required to remodel him into Darth Vader, and a picture of him brushing up on his lightsaber choreography was featured within the present’s newest advertising and marketing push. Regardless of this, the star beforehand revealed that his Obi-Wan Kenobi prep included plenty of display time, too. “I went back and rewatched all the films, and I also got into the animated shows, The Clone Wars and Rebels,” Christensen stated.
The primary two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi arrive on Disney+ on Could 27.