Anaheim, California. – “This is where the fun begins!” Quoting a phrase from his character Anakin Skywalker, actor Hayden Christensen told the audience at a Star Wars Celebration event minutes before the first two episodes of the Obi-series Wan Kenobi premiered just hours before Disney+ removed the locks to see them around the planet.
“Dressing on Darth Vader’s suit and wearing his helmet was such an amazing event for me. When I did the trilogy, I begged George (Lucas) as Episode III director to let me wear that suit at the end and he was so generous in giving it to me. Now I’m doing it again and I can really live the character At this point in his life.
“It was a wonderful and surreal experience, meeting my friend Ewan McGregor. It is all a privilege for which I am so grateful,” emotional Christensen shared Globalism Before he was embraced by his fans, who took him back over the years.
The experience was very different from the rejection the actor felt when he played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith more than two decades ago, when critics focused on the films. Which fans of the saga did not like, which the actors who returned today could not get rid of.
Christensen is now 41, and time seems “very, very far” from the first time his character was seen vanishing into the lava of Planet Mustard, transforming from Anakin into Darth Vader and posing as the ultimate enemy of the Jedi Knights, as Obi-Wan Kenobi. With that in mind, watching Hayden and McGregor on stage to introduce this new series has elicited shouts of excitement and appreciation from Star Wars fans.
“Yes, it took several years for us to start feeling the love of people,” Ewan admits. “When our trilogy came out, social media wasn’t there, so you can’t share the positive excitement. A lot of these kids and fans grew up asking Lucasfilm to bring us back. Obi-Wan Kenobi is the result of that love.”
The events in this series take place 10 years after the events of Episode III, when McGregor’s character monitors the boy Luke Skywalker from a distance in order to be safe from Darth Vader.
Of the frank question of why Star Wars persists, MacGregor said, “Every art makes us look at ourselves and re-evaluate ourselves. I think George Lucas created characters similar to those we read about in fairy tales and we are drawn to the relationships between them.”
“From the beginning in Star Wars (1977) with the wizard, like Obi-Wan being the wise man, adding the princess, or the joke squad-like robots.”
The direction of the six episodes, to be released weekly, is carried out by Deborah Chow, who presents the final hunt for the Empire to exterminate the Jedi, thus joining the third and fourth episodes, the latter being released as Star Wars: A New Hope, in 1977.
And the director indicated in a previous interview that the series seeks to unite the generations that do not necessarily agree, as some imagine the stories at different times.
“What was really interesting to us, especially with the trailers coming out and the press work starting, is that we feel a lot of this love for competitions that come to us from the generation we grew up with,” the Canadian director originally stated.
“He was cute, and interestingly enough, for a lot of different generations, Iwan has been Kenobi – they are more related to him in some ways than they are to Sir Alec Guinness (the lead actor of Obi-Wan). I think it just depends on the project and the actor.” Ariel Lyon.
Actors Ewan, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Hayden were greeted with screams.
Yes, it took several years to feel the love of people. There were no social networks, and you couldn’t share the positivity”
Getting dressed up as Darth Vader was a big event for me. Now I do it again and I can really live the character.
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