An excessive amount of the advertising and marketing surrounding the Star Wars miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi entails Hayden Christensen returning to the position of Darth Vader. Christensen beforehand performed Anakin Skywalker within the prequel trilogy, briefly portraying Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
So far, followers of Obi-Wan Kenobi have seen Christensen within the Disney+ as Anakin in flashbacks and as Darth Vader in a bacta tank. Christensen can also be credited as enjoying Darth Vader when the character is suited up, however the actor isn’t at all times the one within the Darth Vader go well with onscreen.
[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for the first season of Obi-Wan Kenobi.]
Three completely different persons are in Darth Vader’s go well with in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
Three folks act within the go well with as Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi. In addition to Christensen enjoying the character, Dmitrious Bistrevsky performs in sure scenes, and Tom O’Connell is the stunt performer for the character.
In the feedback of an Instagram post, Bistrevsky defined the way it works to have three completely different actors enjoying Darth Vader.
“Darth Vader is played by three people, we all worked together to create the best Darth Vader in cinematic history. It’s me, it’s Hayden , It’s Tom. We are a symbiosis. We all contributed our strengths to create the best representation of the character,” Bistrevsky wrote in an Instagram remark.
Bistrevsky additionally gave followers of Obi-Wan Kenobi perception about when every actor is enjoying Darth Vader onscreen.
“Hayden and I both act in the Darth Vader scenes, we bring the character and the emotions (and the pain, suffering, anger) I’m 6’7 so when you see a full body shot it looks better having an actor, vs a CGI creation,” Bistrevsky wrote on Instagram. “Tom specializes in the fighting. The fights are Tom. Full body with Helmet On is me, Hayden carries the heaviest burden of all, the pain and betrayal of his best friend and once mentor.”
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Dmitrious Bistrevsky doesn’t assume it issues that a number of folks play Darth Vader in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
While some followers could be curious to understand how a lot Christensen was truly within the go well with as Darth Vader, Bistrevsky reiterated to followers on Instagram that bringing Darth Vader to life is a “collective effort.”
“People get so hung up on who was what, when the most important thing is the collective effort of bringing this legendary character to life. Some scenes required switch back and forth between multiple people. It took a village. And we delivered the best we had for your enjoyment,” the actor wrote.
Of course, a number of actors portraying Darth Vader is nothing new. In the unique Star Wars trilogy, David Prowse bodily portrayed the character with Bob Anderson performing because the character’s stunt double.
Multiple actors as soon as once more appeared as Darth Vader Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Across the unique trilogy, Rogue One, the prequel trilogy, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, James Earl Jones has supplied the voice for Darth Vader.
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Dmitrious Bistrevsky credit Hayden Christensen for the position
When it involves portraying Darth Vader onscreen in Obi-Wan Kenobi, every actor and stunt double brings an important facet wanted to inform the character’s arc.
On Instagram, Bistrevsky affirmed that Christensen is critical for the character to be completed proper.
“Hayden wore the suit, I wore the suit, Tom wore the suit. We all worked together to create the best character we possibly can. We are a team. Without Hayden there would be no story for me to tell. He is my friend, he showed up so hard for this project. He bulked, Hayden was so swole when he arrived to set that both Tom and I quivered in our muscle suits,” wrote Bistrevsky.
The season finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on June 22.
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