Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Hayden Christensen Discusses the Upgrades to Darth Vader’s Suit
Hayden Christensen is one of several actors to play the iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader, who appears in Disney's Obi-Wan Kenobi. And Christensen knows how comfortable the current suit is in relation to when he last played the role.
"You know what, it was a little nicer," said actor The Hollywood Reporter. "I think every time he makes some, he makes it better - but it's still a tough costume."
Christensen talked about the incarnation of Anakin Skywalker, which he first played in 2005 in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
After being severely wounded in a long battle with his former teacher Obi-Wan, Anakin is rescued from the lava caves of Mustafar by the newly appointed self-proclaimed Emperor Palpatine.
Anakin then gets a life-sustaining suit that is responsible for his father's poor appearance.
The Canadian actor also played Anakin in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones in 2002. However, Christensen was not the only one to wear Obi-Wan Kenobi's suit. Actors Tom O'Connell and Dmitrius Bistrevsky serve as Christensen's stuntmen in the series.
In fact, many actors have been wearing costumes for 45 years since their Star Wars debut: New Hope.
The late Dave Prowse first portrays a father who is introduced in the opening moments of the film.