Hayden Christensen explains why he enjoyed Star Wars sequel trilogy

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The Star Wars sequels have proven to be a controversial topic amongst fans. Some enjoy the new characters and concepts introduced, while others claim they’re worse than the prequels. It’s clear that everyone has an opinion on these movies, and Star Wars prequel stars Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen are no different.

Christensen was once hated by vocal Star Wars fans on the internet so maybe he has some sympathy for the Star Wars sequels. Either way, the man reprising his role as Darth Vader has some supportive words for these movies and it might inspire some to give them another watch.

Why Hayden Christensen likes the Star Wars prequels

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Speaking with Kakuchopurei, Christensen explained that he enjoyed watching the Star Wars sequels since it allowed him to enjoy the Star Wars experience as a fan. After being so involved with the prequel series, Christensen was able to simply sit back and watch.

Furthermore, Christensen also felt that the Star Wars sequels were respectful towards Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader. With the films having Palpatine return at the villain, many fans argue otherwise. However, Christensen believes otherwise.

"I really enjoyed the sequel trilogy," he admitted during the interview. "I think it was great the way that they honoured this character."

While his history with Star Wars likely helped, Christensen admitted that being able to watch the sequel trilogy as a fan was a fun experience for him.

"I really enjoyed sort of everything they’ve been up to with and it was fun for me to just go back to being a fan, and watch these stories like everybody else,” he mentions.

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He wants to work with other prequel actors

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Now that he’s finished working with Star Wars prequel co-star Ewan McGreggor, Christensen was asked if there were other actors from those movies he wants to work with. Christensen mentions how he already worked with Mace Windu actor Samuel L. Jackson on a few movies, like Jumper.

Intriguingly, Christensen says he wants to work with Ian McDiarmid and Natalie Portman again. “I’d love to work with Ian McDiarmid again. He’s an actor that I have a lot of respect for,” says Christensen. “I’d also love to work with Natalie (Portman) again.”

Fans will finally get to see the actor in sith action again when Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ tomorrow at May 27.