The actor who plays Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Hayden Christensen, had to gain weight to re-characterize the Sith Lord.
Hayden Christensenactor who gives life to Anakin Skywalkerrecently spoke with fatherly. In this conversation he recalled his return in Obi-Wan Kenobi and revealed how he physically prepared himself to become dart Vader. In addition to the few scenes of him as Anakin Skywalker, the actor wore the suit of the legendary villain of starwars. However, she shared the suit work with the specialists Dmitrius Bistrevsky Y Tom O’Connell.
While Hayden Christensen may not have been wearing the Darth Vader suit all the time, he shared that it was very important to him to encapsulate the role even though it would rarely be visible. In order to prepare to transform into the Sith Lord, the actor revealed that he gained weight from 11 to 15 kilos over nine months. However, after filming she quickly took them off.
“I wanted to keep the body obtained, but it was impossible,” he joked
“I think that process was very important to me,” admitted Hayden Christensen. “I needed to become that character again, physically speaking. He consumed as many calories as possible. I gained 25 or 30 pounds to fill the Darth Vader suit. I tried to avoid a bad physical condition. He wanted to keep the body of the Sith Lord after we finished filming. But honestly, I went back to my old diet right away. I’ve deflated a bit after that.”
Speaking about the importance of the Star Wars prequel trilogy in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Hayden Christensen insisted that the series remains somewhat independent. No matter the connections with the character of Ewan McGregor and the return of Darth Vader. The program of Disney+ it stands apart from the prequel trilogy, at least as a story. “If you haven’t seen the prequels or haven’t liked those movies, this series is still a standalone thing,” the actor defended. Plus, it has that nice summary at the beginning. That’s all you need to know.”