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Hayden Christensen ‘sad’ racist comment about ‘Obi-Wan’ co-star Moses Ingram (exclusive)

Following is the news Obi-Wan Kenobic Star Moses Ingram was the target of racist attacks on social media, Hayden Christensen is standing up for his co-star. “I’ve heard about it a little bit and apparently, it really makes me sad,” the actor told ET’s Matt Cohen. “I think Moses’ world. She’s not only a lovely human being and human, but an incredibly talented actress.”

on ltd star wars The series, which debuted to record ratings on Disney+, stars Ewan McGregor reprising his role as the aging Jedi Master as he tries to avoid capture by an inquisitor named Reva (Ingram), who works for the increasingly dangerous and deadly Darth Warder (Christensen).

While fans are excited to see Christensen and McGregor again, Ingram has proven to be a breakout star, thanks to his performance as the ruthlessly ambitious Force-sensitive warrior. And judging by the way things are unfolding in the series, Reva will likely prove to be one of the most iconic additions to the franchise.

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“The first time I saw the first couple of episodes, I was blown away by her performance and just thought there were subtleties and nuances she brought to this character and was really impressive,” Christensen says. “So, I mean, I hope by the end of the series, people are coming. I think he did a great job and I think [Reva] An important character and people will realize it.”

Christensen’s remarks came after McGregor criticized the “horrific” messages sent to Ingram on social media. “As Leading Actor in the Series, as Executive Producer on the Series, [know] That we stand with Moses. We love Moses. And if you’re sending her bully messages, you’re not star wars Fans in my mind,” he said. “There is no place for racism in this world.”

Meanwhile, Christensen has been on his journey with fans ever since he first joined the franchise as Anakin Skywalker in the prequel films. since 20 years attack of clones First debuted in theaters, there has been renewed appreciation for his and McGregor’s contributions to the ever-expanding universe.

“It’s been an incredible opportunity to continue with this character and come back star wars After all these years,” he says, “it’s a role that has had a huge impact on my life, you know, professionally and personally. Hence, it is extremely worthwhile to continue our journey with him.”

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Not only that, getting back on set and in character was “a huge deal” for the actor, who gets to explore “a very strong character arc” as Vader in the series. But given that it’s been 20 years since he last used a lightsaber, getting in proper shape required some physical training and dieting. “this is a star wars Necessity,” Christensen says of buffing for the role. “For that, even more so because I’m playing Vader right now. So, I put on as much weight and size as I could. I think I put on about 25 pounds.”

And her 7-year-old daughter, Briar Rose, helped train her with a lightsaber. “She was my first light training partner,” the actor revealed. “When I started on this in the house, you know, the lightsabers colliding.”

While his daughter had to go lights-to-lights with Darth Vader, he says he still “hasn’t really seen star warsBut she knows about it. “And she knows, you know, the character I play,” he says, explaining that his involvement added another level to his return to the franchise. It’s been really special for me too, just to share this experience with my daughter.”


, new episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobic Debuts Wednesday on Disney+.

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