04 Jan 2021 3:14 PM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars Actor Ross Beadman Credits Hayden Christensen for Improving Youngling Scene

Credit: Lucasfilm

Anakin Skywalker's turn to the dark side is the true highlight of 2005's Revenge of the Sith and unsurprisingly when we think of the film, the scene where Ani goes on a shocking Jedi youngling spree will always be the first thing that comes to our mind.

The scene was so perfectly timed and well-executed that it comes across as something that was meticulously put together beforehand which is why it's quite astonishing to learn after almost two decades that the sequence wasn't actually rehearsed. In fact, Hayden went off script and did a little improv work of his own to make it more effective.

Ross Beadman who played the youngling Sors Bandeam in Episode III revealed during a Reddit Q&A that when they filmed the scene, Hayden yelled "boo!" to scare him off, causing him to do his now-iconic flinch. Apparently, it was pretty darn effective and according to Beadman, it "startled me to add to my fear in the scene."

Hayden Christensen doesn't get enough credit for his work in the prequel films but over the years, fans have grown to appreciate the actor despite his poorly-written dialogues and oftentimes monotonous and robotic delivery. Now, Hayden is set to make his triumphant Star Wars return as Darth Vader in the upcoming Obi-Wan series. How can you not get excited?

The synopsis for Obi-Wan reads:

"Tatooine, a desert planet where farmers work hard under the heat of two suns. Meanwhile, they try to defend themselves and their loved ones from the Tusken marauders. A planet behind the edge of civilization. And a place where it would be unlikely to find a Jedi master, or an orphan child on whom the future of the entire galaxy weighs on its small shoulders."

Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan spinoff show will hit Disney+ in 2022.

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