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Some justified quibbles apart, Obi-Wan Kenobi appears prefer it’s going to go down in Star Wars historical past as an enormous success. It’s been an enormous rankings hit for Disney Plus, threaded the needle of exhibiting us a brand new story between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and offered some enjoyable context for Anakin and Obi-Wan’s relationship.
Past all that, some of the praised parts of the present is Vivian Lyra Blair’s ten-year-old Leia Organa. Blair managed to make a forthright and insightful little one character tolerable, together with her efficiency as Leia neatly segueing into Carrie Fisher in A New Hope.
Hayden Christensen, who performs Leia’s on-screen dad Anakin Skywalker, didn’t get to share a scene together with her, although has singled out Blair for what she completed. In an interview with E! Online, he stated:
“I used to be simply thrilled at seeing younger Leia on this story and the way’s she’s represented. I feel they actually imbued the character with all of the qualities that make that character nice. And younger Vivien has performed such an excellent job of bringing her to life.”
Christensen additionally says he acknowledged one other key Star Wars character in her efficiency, saying he was “getting these little glimpses of Padme” in her Leia.
Disney and Lucasfilm now have 9 years of fertile storytelling floor between Obi-Wan Kenobi and A New Hope, and we hope Blair is part of these tasks. We’ve already seen components of the Rebel being inbuilt numerous Star Wars movies, reveals, comics, and books, however exhibiting how Leia realized from her experiences to change into a precious figurehead and chief towards the Empire could be a really enjoyable watch.
Blair will subsequent seem in Gren Effectively’s drama Expensive Zoe, which adapts the Philip Beard novel of the identical identify, after which in horror film The Boogeyman based mostly on a Stephen King quick story. She’s proved she has the expertise to make it in Hollywood, let’s hope they provide her an opportunity to indicate what she will do.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is obtainable to stream in full on Disney Plus.