Actor Hayden Christensen revealed that he needed to gain more than 13 kg to wear Darth Vader’s armor again. Today at 41 years old, Christensen played the Jedi warrior Anakin Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’ (2002) and ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ (2005), a production in which he dressed for the first time. the uniform of the great villain of the franchise. The artist returned to put on the uniform for the series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’. He spoke about the experience in an interview with the website Fatherly.
“I think that process was really important to me,” Christensen said of his time at the academy to get back into character.
“I needed to get back into character, physically. I consumed as many calories as possible. I gained about 11 or 13 kg to get into that uniform”.
Christensen said that his preparations to return to live the villain lasted nine months and that he ended up losing weight and returning to his usual physical shape shortly after the end of filming the series.
“I try to avoid this ‘dad body’ thing. And I tried to keep Vader’s physique after we broke up. But honestly, I ended up going back to my usual diet. It kind of slowed down when we were done.”
Christensen has an 11-year-old daughter, Briar, from his marriage to actress Rachel Bilson, between 2007 and 2017. He recently said that the girl was his training partner before the start of filming on ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’.
He said in an interview with host Jimmy Fallon: “We have some lightsabers lying around the house. She was my first sparring partner when I came back for the Obi-Wan series.”