Hayden Christensen’s real time on screen at Obi Wan Kenobi it may have been limited, but the actor revealed that in order to become Darth Vader again he had to pack on the pounds. Christensen last took on the role of Anakin Skywalker nearly two decades ago, and in returning to the iconic character, the actor had to work hard to revert to the role in both body and mind. In an interview with PaternalChristensen said:
“I think that process was very important to me. I needed to get back into that character, physically. I just consumed as many calories as possible. I put on 25 or 30 pounds to complete that.” [Darth Vader] costume.”
Despite the work that went into creating his Vader body for the show, Christensen admitted that maintaining it after filming was another matter entirely, and it turned out to be a fight he couldn’t win. He added:
“I try to avoid the daddy body. And I was trying to keep that Vader body after we were done. But honestly, I went back to my old diet. I kind of deflated after that.”
Obi Wan Kenobi has seen a record number of viewers on Disney+, and fans finally got a glimpse of Ewan McGregor as the titular Jedi when he came face to face with a “spiky” Darth Vader for the first time since their battle on Mustafar at the end of Revenge of the Sith. The Deborah Chow-directed limited series draws to a close this week with its thrilling finale, and all eyes are now on whether there will be another season to follow considering Chow’s recent comments suggesting “there are more stories to tell” in the series. world. by Kenobi.
Hayden Christensen would love a Darth Vader series
Just a few years ago, there was an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and potentially a Darth Vader movie on the cards, but after the release of solo: A Star Wars Story, the future of Star Wars The prequel films collapsed in on themselves. Now that Kenobi gets a chance at him in the Disney+ series, could there be a possible solo outing for Vader? Hayden Christensen would certainly agree with that idea. He said the hollywood reporter:
“Absolutely. Doing more with this character would be awesome!”
The return of Hayden Christensen as Vader has been one of those rare things that has been unanimously welcomed by Star Wars fans, but it was also quite a surprise when the announcement was originally made. In fact, it was so surprising that Christensen himself was surprised that he was asked to return to the franchise. He previously said:
“It was definitely a surprise. You know, for a long time, no, I didn’t think I’d ever take on this role again. But certainly, in the back of my head for a while, maybe I was hoping that one day it would show up.” that chance.”
Obi Wan Kenobi will come to a conclusion this Wednesday when the season finale, and possibly the series, premieres on Disney+.