“Obi-Wan Kenobi” boss Joby Harold revealed Wednesday that he needed to swear his children to secrecy after they discovered a fan favourite was going to play a pivotal function within the new Disney+ hit.
Spoiler alert: Harold, who doubles as author and government producer of the collection, joked that that he needed to warn his offspring he would compelled to disown them in the event that they advised anybody how essential Princess Leia was to the journey that Obi-Wan about to go on, experiences Newsweek.
“I didn’t inform lots of people. I saved it an enormous secret — however inside my dwelling somebody’s acquired to, you already know?” Harold advised the outlet. “[To] carry the burden with me, I can’t do all of it on my own.”
He continued: “They’d recognized about Leia and that was the one factor I [said] ‘I’ll disown you if ever you [tell someone],’ as a result of they knew the codename [for Leia] in order that they figured it out, and I used to be similar to ‘you possibly can by no means inform a soul.’”
Within the collection, Leia — performed by 10-year-old Vivien Lyra Blair — is kidnapped by an Inquisitor named Reva (Moses Ingram) to lure exiled Jedi Grasp Obi-wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) out of hiding and into the clutches of Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen).
“I feel I used to be in all probability supposed to do this, I knew that,” Harold mentioned when requested about whether or not or not he was supposed to maintain the key from his household. “I couldn’t not inform them, you already know?”
“Kenobi” author Joby Harold threatened to disown his children in the event that they advised anybody about Princess Leia being within the collection.Jesse Grant/Getty Photographs for Disney
Author Joby Harold mentioned Leia’s involvement within the collection was equally essential as Luke’s. Lucasfilm
“So we shared accountability, they usually had been excellent about preserving it to themselves as a result of they had been sworn to secrecy,” he added.
Harold’s children didn’t disappoint their father, as followers had been unaware of the princess’ involvement till the collection premiered on Could 27, 2022.
“[I’m] joyful and nervous in equal quantities, joyful that it appeared to resonate for audiences when that was revealed,” Harold mentioned.
“As a result of to an ideal diploma we all know the place we’re going [with the show] … so, getting to do this with Leia, and in addition attending to carry to the dialog the notion that she’s essential, and it’s not all about Luke and they’re each of equal significance within the Skywalker saga.”
Ewan McGregor (left) and Vivien Lyra Blair attend a shock premiere of the primary two episodes of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” at Star Wars Celebration on Could 26, 2022.Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Photographs for Disney
Followers of the collection had been handled too few glimpses of nostalgia throughout this weeks episode with star Christensen shedding his darkish armor and placing on his Jedi gown as soon as extra.
“I nonetheless can’t consider we truly acquired this prequel flashback scene in 2022 with Hayden as Anakin and Ewan as Obi Wan,” gushed one fan.
Followers had been handled to a little bit of nostalgia within the type a flashback with Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor coaching in fight. Disney Lucasfilm
A number of followers expressed their glee at seeing Christensen devoid of his Darth Vader armor. Disney Lucasfilm
“The flashback of Anakin and Obi-Wan fortunately sparring after which the minimize to Vader staring off he was interested by it!!! He was remembering good occasions with Obi-Wan. I’m not OKAY,” one other emotional fan raved.
In the meantime, one viewer was simply joyful an iconic coiffure was again.
“FLASHBACK WITH MULLET OBI-WAN,” they mentioned.
The ultimate Season 1 episode of “Kenobi” airs June 22, 2022 on Disney+.