Even Darth Vader has to do his homework. Hayden Christensen has revealed the piece of Star Wars media he watched over and over in preparation for his emotionally charged scenes in Obi-Wan Kenobi’s finale. spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 continue.
According to Collider (opens in a new tab)Christensen rewatched the Star Wars Rebels season 2 finale ‘Twilight of the Apprentice’ “several times” before filming his confrontation with Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi. For Christensen, it was all part of being able to “dip back into Star Wars.”
That Rebels episode also wasn’t randomly placed on Christensen’s watch list. It features a moment that bears a striking similarity to Obi-Wan breaking Vader’s mask in the live-action series. In the animated series, Vader’s mask is damaged in combat and he calls out his former Padawan Ahsoka Tano after being confronted by her. There is a clear parallel between the Rebels moment and the one seen in the Obi-Wan series finale, where Darth Vader’s mask is again shattered by a lightsaber, the blade belonging to his former master.
In the Obi-Wan scene, Christensen described the feeling just before filming. “It was a very emotional scene to shoot, and obviously a very important one,” recalled Christensen. “It was something that I think everyone was very aware of, like when we walked out on set that day. There was a very different feeling. For both Ewan and me, it was quite an emotional experience, and I think that is reflected in the screen”. .”
All that hard work paid off. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s ending has captured the imagination of Star Wars fans everywhere, from prequel callbacks to fan-favorite cameos. Of course, we all want to know what’s next. Read on for everything that has been said about a potential Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2. Plus, here are the upcoming Star Wars movies and shows you should have on your radar in a galaxy far, far away.