Hayden Christensen was saddened by the news that Obi-Wan Kenobi’s co-star Moses Ingram had become the subject of racial abuse on social media.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi star Hayden Christensen has come out to support co-star Moses Ingram after it was revealed that the actress was the subject of racist abuse on social media.
Christensen, who plays Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the Disney spin-off series, described the breakout star as ‘incredibly talented’.
The 28-year-old received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Reva Sevander in the film’s record-setting debut on Disney+ in May.
“I’ve heard a little bit about that and, obviously, it really upsets me,” Christensen said ET online. “I think the world of Moses. She’s not only a lovely human being, she’s also an incredibly talented actress.”
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Star Wars fans were excited when the first news revealed that Ewan McGregor would return as the main character and reunite with Christensen.
Christensen played nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker in 2002’s Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
McGregor, meanwhile, first played Obi-Wan in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace before appearing alongside Christensen in episodes II and III.
However, for 41-year-old Christensen, it’s an Ingram name that could be of interest to everyone in the future.
“The first time I watched the first few episodes, I was blown away by her acting and just thought the subtlety and nuance she brought to the character was there and really impressive. I think she’s done her job excellently and I think [Reva] is an important figure and people will recognize that. “
McGregor, 51, has also voiced his disappointment at the ‘terrible’ messages Ingram received.
“As the main cast member of the series, as executive producer of the series, [know] that we stand with Moses,” he said.
“We love Moses. And if you’re texting her bullying, you’re not a Star Wars fan in my mind. There’s no place for racism in this world.”
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Meanwhile, earlier this year, Ingram admitted she knew little about Star Wars before joining the cast, but was aware of the franchise from a cultural standpoint.
“I was definitely thrilled to be in. I don’t know much about Star Wars, but culturally, I know what Star Wars is, I know Vader, I know Obi-Wan,” she said.
“Obviously I know more now than I did at first, but it’s still exciting to be in something that’s been around for years and years. It’s fun, it’s iconic.”
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