Rupert Friend Dodges Grand Inquisitor Fate Question on Jimmy Kimmel Live!


It is a question we all have had since the end of the second episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi. After all the Grand Inquisitor’s death would break Star Wars canon, as the character appears in the first season of Star Wars Rebels. A Show that takes place after the events of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Actor Rupert Friend, who plays the Grand Inquisitor in Obi-Wan Kenobi, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live!, to talk about his stint on the Disney+ show. Of course it didn’t take long for Jimmy to try to pry the information from Friend, about the fate of the Grand Inquisitor.

Kimmel: And then your character got stabbed through the stomach…
Friend: One of them.
Kimmel: One of the stomachs. OK, Because your character has two stomachs, like a hippo or something. So that’s what many of the Star Wars analysts-slash/nerds are saying is the reason you’re able to survive this, is because you have another stomach.
Friend: You know that I survive this?
Kimmel: Yes.
Friend: How?
Kimmel: I don’t know, I’m just throwing it out there to see how you react.
Friend: Great try, though.
Kimmel: No, but I assume you do, otherwise why would you be here right now?
Friend: No, I can see the logic, and I also think you’re making a valiant effort to get me to do a spoiler, which obviously I’m not gonna do.

Even though the whole conversation above was a little tongue-in-cheek, it really seems like we will soon learn the actual fate of the character in one of the last two episodes of the series.

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+.


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