Anakin Skywalker Actor Hayden Christensen Reveals The Most Enjoyable Time He Had Filming Star Wars
Hayden Christensen discusses the most fun he's had working on a Star Wars movie since his comeback as Obi-Wan Kenobi as Darth Vader
After almost two decades, the actor returned to the sci-fi fantasy brand reprising his role as Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker in Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Originally, the Lucasfilm project was not going to include the Sith Lord, but after a few rewrites and a lot of thought, director Deborah Chow and writer Joby Harold realized that the figure made sense to include in this Ben Kenobi story. Christensen was brought in as a result of this. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy foreshadowed a Darth Vader vs. Obi-Wan rematch when the news was revealed.
Christensen and McGregor discuss their best experiences of portraying Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker in a new video from the official Obi-Wan Kenobi Twitter account. Christensen notably mentions the pair's battle in Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith as the most enjoyable experience he's had on production. Read his entire remark below:
"We got to Episode III and we had our big fight against each other, that was the most fun for me. I think we both took it really seriously too. So we were having so much fun but it was really intense and rewarding."
Despite the prequels' original polarizing nature, many have grown to appreciate them over time. Some have even begun to respect them for their contributions to Star Wars mythos. Many people revisited the prequels after Disney's sequel trilogy and discovered that they weren't all that horrible. They include some of the finest battle scenes in the franchise, including Anakin and Obi-Revenge Wan's of the Sith confrontation, aside from some of the best performances. While it isn't as showy as Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan vs Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, it is so passionate that it contributes to the agony of Anakin's separation from his Jedi Master. Christensen cites his last combat in Revenge of the Sith as the greatest pleasure he's ever had working on a Star Wars movie. But it's worth wondering if he purposefully left out any scenes from the ongoing Obi-Wan Kenobi series in his picks. Both he and McGregor have spoken extensively about how wonderful it has been to revisit their prequel characters, so it's not out of the question that Christensen has made some nice memories on the set of the Disney+ program. He probably couldn't discuss them to avoid spoilers.
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