Entertainment Weekly has just released even more of their recent interview with Hayden Christensen about his upcoming return as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Hayden opened up about returning to the iconic role, as well as seeing Ewan as Obi-Wan again.
Concerning getting back in the Vader suit, he said, “Well, without getting into too much detail, it was amazing. It’s a great honor to get to put that suit on.” He went on to discuss the natural continuation of his journey from Anakin to Vader, “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. 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.”
Christensen then went on to discuss coming back to the role after almost 20 years, “The whole experience was very surreal. Just the nature of coming back after all this time. It’s such a unique opportunity — one that both Ewan and I were very grateful for. One of the things I loved so much about working on Star Wars projects is just that shared excitement. That everyone’s real excited to be there. You feel that energy, and that’s a really special thing.”
Finally Hayden talked about seeing Ewan as Obi-Wan again, “I don’t know what I can share in terms of behind-the-scenes type stuff because I don’t think they want me saying too much. But I can tell you the first time that I saw Ewan as Obi-Wan again, that was a very special moment for me and one that I’ll remember for a very, very long time.”
About Obi-Wan Kenobi:
The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
Start streaming the limited series May 25 on Disney+.