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Some justified quibbles apart, Obi-Wan Kenobi seems prefer it’s going to go down in Star Wars historical past as a giant success. It’s been an enormous scores 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.
Beyond all that, one of the vital praised parts of the present is Vivian Lyra Blair’s ten-year-old Leia Organa. Blair managed to make a forthright and insightful youngster character tolerable, along 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 along with her, although has singled out Blair for what she completed. In an interview with E! Online, he stated:
“I was just thrilled at seeing young Leia in this story and how’s she’s represented. I think they really imbued the character with all the qualities that make that character great. And young Vivien has done such a great job of bringing her to life.”
Christensen additionally says he acknowledged one other key Star Wars character in her efficiency, saying he was “getting those 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 initiatives. We’ve already seen elements of the Rebellion being inbuilt varied Star Wars movies, reveals, comics, and books, however exhibiting how Leia discovered from her experiences to turn out to be a useful figurehead and chief in opposition to the Empire could be a really enjoyable watch.
Blair will subsequent seem in Gren Well’s drama Dear Zoe, which adapts the Philip Beard novel of the identical title, 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 offer her an opportunity to indicate what she will do.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is obtainable to stream in full on Disney Plus.