Hayden Christensen’s daughter has ‘no idea’ he plays movie villain Darth Vadar
Hayden’s daughter – who he shares with ex-wife Rachel Bilson – is completely unaware that her parents are superstars or that her father plays one of the most iconic villains of all time
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Hayden Christensen might be famous for playing one of the biggest villains in cinematic history – but his daughter is blissfully unaware of it.
His character then fell into darkness to become iconic film villain Darth Vadar in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith in 2005, picking up the mantle of the dastardly character from original Star Wars trilogy actors David Prowse and James Earl Jones who played and voiced the character.
In an interview with US Weekly, Rachel revealed that Briar Rose has no idea that both her parents are famous actors.
The actress – who divorced Hayden in 2017 – said: “Luckily, she’s not aware that her dad is one of the biggest villains of all time.”
She added: “When that [time] comes, I don’t know how that’ll probably fare in school because nobody will mess with her!”
Hayden is back in the spotlight after it was revealed this week that he will reprise his role as Darth Vadar in new Star Wars spin-off Disney + TV series Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The show is due to begin filming next year, and Hayden explained to StarWars.com that he is excited to return to the role.
He said: “It was such an incredible journey playing Anakin Skywalker.
“Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren’t on the greatest of terms when we last saw them… It will be interesting to see what an amazing director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all… It feels good to be back.”
The series will see 49-year-old Scottish actor Ewan McGregor reprise his role as Obi Wan from the Star Wars prequels – a role originally played by late star Sir Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Ewan famously slammed Star Wars in the past – branding some fans “f**king w**kers” and “parasitical lowlifes”.