During the promotion of the series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, comedian Hayden Christensen returned to the day he learned that he was going to play Anakin Skywalker in the saga ” Star Wars “. A memorable memory for the actor.
Obi-Wan Kenobi : the return of Hayden Christensen
Series Obi-Wan Kenobi is coming to Disney+. Created by Hossein Amini and Joby Harold, it will take place between the events of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars IV: A New Hope. The opportunity to tell the period when Obi-Wan watches over Luke on Tatooine, while protecting himself from the Inquisitors sent by Darth Vader.
The show is a small event since it allows the return of many iconic characters and actors from the saga. Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Joel Edgerton are back respectively in the roles of Obi-Wan, Darth Vader and Uncle Owen, 17 years after the release of Revenge of the Sith. Thus, the entire team of the series is in full promotion ofObi-Wan Kenobi. The opportunity for Hayden Christensen to come back to how he learned that he would be the face of Anakin Skywalker.
Twenty years later, Hayden Christensen remembers
Just 20 years ago, Hayden Christensen became Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones. Succeeding the young Jake Lloyd, who embodied the child character in The Phantom Menacehere it is propelled to the head from one of the biggest film franchises all time. In a recent interview with ScreenRant, The actor returned to how he learned the news. At the time, when he was only 21 years oldhe was living with a friend who was also a fan of Star Wars. It was then that he received a phone call from LucasFilm which shared the good news:
I remember when I got the phone call saying I got the part. I was still in bed, in my apartment in Vancouver at the time. I remember walking out after hanging up the phone, a little stunned and in disbelief at the news, and walking into the living room where my roommate was. He knew I was expecting this call, he saw my smile and immediately understood that there was good news. I then lit an imaginary lightsaber. He was also a big fan of Star Warsand he had the soundtrack of episode I. He put the music of Star Warsand we had an imaginary lightsaber duel in our apartment, jumping all over the furniture and screaming like kids.
A touching story of a young man who has just fulfilled his acting dream. In 2002, Hayden Christensen joined the big family Star Wars in the role of Anakin. A character that he will then play in Revenge of the Sith. Thanks to the series Obi-Wan Kenobithe actor will be able, this time, step into the shoes of Darth Vader, another facet of his character that he barely touched on at the end of the prelogy. A homecoming that could allow him to relaunch his career.