Hayden Christensen was recently interviewed by Esquire. Naturally, his Star Wars career is covered extensively, from being cast in the prequels to his recent return in Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, what caught my eye was what Christensen had to say about The Clone Wars and its handling of Anakin Skywalker. Check out an excerpt here:
“I love Clone Wars. I think what Dave Filoni did with Clone Wars and Rebels are brilliant. I’m indebted to Dave Filoni because I think he helped the character of Anakin a lot. I think he fleshed out the character and also furthered our understanding of Anakin’s relationship with the Jedi and the Council and the mistrust that he harbored.
I think the franchise is in good hands right now, and what Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are doing is brilliant, and so as a fan I’m very happy to see it expand.”
I remember Christensen’s rewatch of the franchise was publicized in the lead-up to Kenobi. By contrast, Ewan McGregor only rewatched the films, not the spin-off shows. It’s awesome that Hayden caught up on what his character had been up to without him. As he says, Star Wars Animation, especially The Clone Wars, did a lot for the character of Anakin. I didn’t like the Kenobi series, but I don’t blame Christensen or his performance.
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