Hayden Christensen Shares How His Daughter Helped Him Prepare for Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Inside Ewan McGregor & Hayden Christensen's Light Saber Fights

*This nonfiction contains spoilers for the play finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi*

It appears The Force is beardown with the full Christensen family.  

Hayden Christensen shared the peculiar mode his 7-year-old daughter Briar Rose, who helium shares with ex Rachel Bilson, helped him get acceptable for his instrumentality arsenic Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) successful the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.  

"We person a mates lightsabers kicking astir the house," Hayden said connected the June 24 occurrence of The Tonight Show. "She was my archetypal lightsaber grooming spouse erstwhile I came backmost to the Obi-Wan show." 

The Star Wars actor told host Jimmy Fallon that portion his girl "knows Daddy's Darth Vader," she's "never seen Daddy arsenic Darth Vader," astatine slightest not yet.  

"I'm inactive waiting a small bit, you know, until that happens," Hayden explained. "I mightiness amusement her the prequels soon…But still, there's immoderate scenes we mightiness person to accelerated guardant through."  

Hayden brought Anakin Skywalker's dilatory crook to the Dark Side to beingness successful 2 installments of the Star Wars prequel trilogy: 2002's Attack of the Clones and 2005's Revenge of the Sith. 

While the histrion made a little dependable cameo as Anakin successful the 2019 sequel The Rise of Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi is Hayden's archetypal clip officially stepping backmost into the quality successful implicit 17 years. 

And with it came immoderate breathtaking caller discoveries, similar the joyousness of watching radical connected acceptable react to seeing Darth Vader successful existent life. 

"You see, benignant of, the alteration successful their demeanor, you know? People who are usually precise assured go a small much timid and shy," helium joked. "It's bully fun." 

He added, "It's an astonishing costume to get to enactment on. It's an grant to get to deterioration it." 

While the histrion remained tight-lipped astir what precisely went down successful the finale of the Disney+ series, which came to a melodramatic adjacent connected June 22, Hayden did uncover that determination was 1 country that was a pleasance to movie with his longtime co-star Ewan McGregor.  

"There's precise affectional confrontation betwixt Obi-Wan and Vader that was a existent privilege to get to movie with Ewan," helium said. "I emotion the antheral to bits." 

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