‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: “hundreds” of crew members stormed set to see Hayden Christensen as Vader

Ewan McGregor says it was "one of the greatest moments on any film set that I have ever seen"

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor says “hundreds” of crew members stormed the set of the Disney+ show to see Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader once again.

Christensen reprised his famous role from the Star Wars prequel series in the new Disney+ series and the forthcoming Ahsoka spinoff.

In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight about the show, titular star McGregor explained that “hundreds of people appeared [all over the set]” to see Christensen in costume as Vader, while Christensen himself discussed how much he enjoys that “so many of the crew members were, like, proper Star Wars fans.”

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“I was like, ‘Why are there so many people here today?’,” McGregor added. “Hayden walks out in the suit, and I was like, ‘Oh, of course, that’s why everyone is here. Everyone is here to see this moment.’”

“I’ve never quite seen a crew react the way they reacted when [Hayden] came on set for the first time as Vader,” he went on. “I mean, it was like one of the greatest moments on any film set that I have ever seen.”

Elsewhere, Christensen has said he is “absolutely” open to an Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff focusing on Darth Vader.

Asked by ET Canada whether he would consider his own standalone series, Christensen told the publication, “Yeah, I mean, you know, absolutely,” adding: “I think this is a character that sort of resonates in our culture and in a very kind of profound way.

“And there’s certainly more there to explore. There are so many other stories that have been told in these other mediums.” The actor went on: “I would love to get to continue my journey with him.”

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In a four-star review of the first two episodes of Obi-Wan KenobiNME wrote: “Walking the line between nostalgia and novelty as well as shouldering the entire Skywalker saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi has one of the toughest jobs in the galaxy. As long as no-one tries to bring Jar Jar Binks back in the next few episodes, it might just pull it off…”

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