So many of us have seen Star Wars on repeat viewing after repeat viewing. And many of those include the prequel series, featuring the fan-favorite star Hayden Christensen as the one and only Anakin Skywalker. But you may be surprised to find that someone who’s probably Christensen’s biggest fan hasn’t even seen his Star Wars movies yet… his daughter!
This was revealed by The O.C. star Rachel Bilson, who is Christensen’s ex and the mother of their 6-year-old daughter. Bilson talked about their daughter on the Betches Mom podcast (via E! News), joking that a Star Wars viewing was probably out of the picture for a very long time for their daughter.
Here’s what Bilson had to say in the podcast:
She has no idea what that even means because she hasn’t seen anything. And thank God, because he kills children, so let’s keep that from her until she’s like 80… I’d like to keep it that way.
Rachel Bilson daughter: A Star Wars fan in the making?
According to E!, their daughter does know that her parents are actors. And she even revealed that their daughter would love to be an actor herself right now. Of course, we’re sure if Christensen and Bilson ever did give their daughter the “OK” to start acting, Lucasfilm would love to have her follow in the footsteps of her father. Billie Lourd is one example, having a sizable role in the sequel films as an on-screen co-star with her mother Carrie Fisher. And Star Wars is about family, after all, so that’d certainly be on brand for this fandom.
Still, while some children grow up watching Star Wars, not all scenes were meant for 6-year-olds, so we totally get it. Last year, even Padme herself, Natalie Portman, revealed that her kids hadn’t seen her in Star Wars yet. And parents know what’s best for their children, so we can’t blame them for that!
Otherwise, Star Wars fans will definitely be seeing more of Hayden Christensen in Star Wars soon as he’s set to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Filming is beginning this month, and hopefully, we can see him back on screen as early as next year.
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