Revealed to the whole world thanks to his role of Anakin Skywalker in the “Star Wars” saga, Hayden Christensen, who is now turning 40, was then very discreet on the screens. A career in minor mode that can be explained.
He had everything to become an international star. However, Canadian actor Hayden Christensen has disappeared somewhat from the radar after playing Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Why this discretion, with only a few outstanding roles in fifteen years in films like Jumper or Takers?
Hayden Christensen, who is celebrating his fortieth birthday this April, would not have been shunned by the industry after Star Wars. If the actor, who entered the intergalactic universe created by George Lucas at the age of 20, has shown himself so discreet in Hollywood, it is because he himself would have somewhat desired this update. difference.
In an interview awarded in 2008 to the Toronto Star, Hayden Christensen thus expressed his desires elsewhere, with the desire to put aside his career on the plateau to become … a farmer! Since 2007, the actor has owned a farm in the Canadian province of Ontario. An operation that inspired him to create a men’s clothing brand launched in 2013, in collaboration with the RW & Co chain.
A look back at the chaotic career of Hayden Christensen, the interpreter of Anakin Skywalker
During an interview given in 2015 to the Los Angeles Times for the promotion of his film 90 Minutes In Heaven while, oddity of fate, released at the same time The Awakening of the Force, Hayden Christensen reviewed his experience in the Star Wars saga. The opportunity to give a new explanation for his “disappearance”.
“I felt like I felt this huge thing with Star Wars, to have all these opportunities open to me and opened the doors to a career for me.”, declared the actor. “But that was all a bit too much for me. I didn’t want to go through life feeling like I was just riding a wave.”
Today, more than sixteen years after Revenge of the Sith, Hayden Christensen, who has had an eventful start to his career, is preparing, one can easily predict, to experience success again. And for good reason: after having found Anakin Skywalker vocally in The Rise of Skywalker, he will once again interpret in flesh and blood this cult character in the Disney + Star Wars series: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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