Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ewan McGregor describes the crush on set to see Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader

Darth Vader Kenobi

The return of the most iconic villain of all time has put the film set on hold!

Available on Disney+ since May 27, Obi-Wan Kenobithe long-awaited Star Wars series, brings together Evan McGregor and Hayden Christensen on a small screen. The story takes place 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sithand chronicles the exile of the Jedi master after Anakin Skywalker went to the dark side of the force.

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On the film set, when the announcement of the arrival of Christensen In Darth Vader, a good part of the film set crew stopped to admire the return of the most iconic villain of the 2000s. In an interview for EntertainmentTonightthe interpreter of the Chosen, the one who will restore the balance in the force, says: “What’s great about working on this project is that most of the team members are real fans of Star Wars. And that’s what makes it fun is that everyone is really excited to be there! » McGregor adds: ” Hundreds of people appeared [sur le plateau]. I wondered why there were so many people that day! Hayden came out in costume, and I thought to myself ‘Oh sure, that’s what everyone’s here for!’ […] I’ve never seen a team react like that to the arrival of a character. It was one of the greatest moments on a film set that I have ever seen! »

During a conversation with IndieWiredirector Deborah Chow also described this moment of silence “: “ There was a massive collective silence upon her arrival on set. Just seeing Darth Vader standing in front of you is incredible, it’s very intense. I remember what Ewan said ‘What am I in comparison, minced liver?’”. The actor then explained that he was really scared by this entry: “ I’m not kidding, I really had a hell of a dose of fear! I said to myself : ‘Oh my God, this is not comedy! It is reality!’ »

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If the series will not include a single fight scene between the two characters, the director nevertheless specified that there would be a few surprises: “I tried to bring together in Obi-Wan Kenobi the legacy and the important protagonists in the life of the Jedi master, but also to integrate new characters. So it will be a mix of both, with surprises to come.”

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