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Hayden Christensen might not be getting his “Revenge,” however his former haters are getting their comeuppance. Twenty years after his debut because the grown-up Anakin Skywalker, the actor is lastly getting his propers for the function following his critically and fan-lauded efficiency within the Disney Plus prequels-sequel miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi, choosing up the win for Finest Visitor Efficiency eventually night time’s 2022 Saturn Awards.
“Thanks a lot for this,” the Darth Vader actor informed the gang as he reached the rostrum. “That is very nice. It was such an incredible expertise getting to return again to Star Wars, and that is the icing on the cake.” Christensen went on to thank sequence director Deborah Chow and his longtime co-star Ewan McGregor, in addition to Star Wars creator, George Lucas.
The win was a very long time coming for the actor and his many longtime followers. Though Christensen’s depiction of Anakin’s corruption by the darkish facet of the drive within the second and third installments of the prequel has come to be held in increased regard over time, the actor’s debut efficiency was usually belittled by prequel-maligning critics. His followers eagerly awaited his return efficiency as a reckoning, and the brand new award serves as proof that his contribution to the Star Wars saga needs to be held in esteem.
Followers didn’t maintain again their very own congratulations to Christensen, taking to social media within the hours after his speech to ship reward to the actor and thank the Saturn Awards for giving him his overlong due. Many commented on how successfully his efficiency introduced by means of points of each Vader and Skywalker, regardless of the confining armor and prosthetics Christensen was pressured to put on.
With the win beneath his belt, who is aware of? We could also be getting nearer to that fan-requested Disney Plus Darth Vader solo sequence, with Christensen but once more reprising his function as “Galaxy’s Worst Dad.”