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Star Wars’ Hayden Christensen Idea Fans Didn’t ‘Get’ Anakin Skywalker

Hayden Christensen reviews Star Wars fans’ preliminary action to his representation of Anakin Skywalker in Attack of the Clones and Vengeance of the Sith.

Star Hayden Christensen believed fans didn’t “get” his representation of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels.

Christensen reviewed the preliminary fan reaction to his efficiencies in Attack of the Clones and Vengeance of the Sith, in a current interview with The Guardian. “I think it just goes back to the sort of ownership that people feel towards these characters,” he stated. “It’s almost like public domain. These characters really do belong to everybody. I guess the impression that I got from [Star Wars creator] George Lucas was that if they don’t like them, then they don’t ‘get’ it — and that was good enough for me.”

Christensen likewise protected the prequels’ uncomfortable discussion, which he chalked up to the Star Wars legend occurring in “such a unique world” with its own unique technique to language. The Canadian star went on to discuss that it’s incorrect for fans to anticipate the citizens of a galaxy far, far to talk the method people perform in reality. He even more firmly insisted that a practical, modern feel isn’t what the cast and team were going for with the prequels’ discussion.

This isn’t the very first time Christensen has actually can be found in to bat for the Star Wars prequels. Together with his Attack of the Clones and Vengeance of the Sith co-star Ewan McGregor, Christensen just recently identified the prequel trilogy undervalued. Christensen believed that the movies “just needed a little bit of time to ferment in our popular culture,” while McGregor argued that the prequels were valued then and now by the generation of fans they were produced. McGregor likewise declared that the unfavorable crucial response to the prequels was driven by critics who desired them to be more like the initial Star Wars trilogy.


In spite of the lukewarm reception to his previous Star Wars efficiencies, Christensen however leapt at the opportunity to repeat the Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader function in Obi-Wan Kenobi. “It was a no-brainer. [I decided in] a heartbeat. When I got the call, I was instantly elated… I was just so excited to get to come back after all these years,” he stated.

Christensen is even happy to heading a Darth Vader spinoff, needs to the chance develop. “I think this is a character that sort of resonates within our culture in a very profound way and there’s certainly more there to explore, you know?” he stated. “There are so many other stories that have been told in these other mediums and I would love to get to continue my journey with [Darth Vader].”


Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+ with brand-new episodes showing up every Wednesday.

Source: The Guardian


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