For months, the hype surrounding Disney+‘s newest Star Wars present, Obi-Wan Kenobi, has centered on the concept that Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) can be conserving vigil over younger Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely). Nevertheless as people who’ve already screened the primary two episodes will know — and sure, we’re going into spoiler territory! — Obi-Wan’s actual mission is saving younger Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair).
Obi-Wan Kenobi is ready ten years after the devastating occasions of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Obi-Wan now goes by Ben and is working in manufacturing unit settings that might encourage an Upton Sinclair novel. He’s so centered on younger Luke that he ignores the pleas of assist from one other runaway Jedi performed by Uncut Gems co-director Benny Safdie. The one individual he can’t refuse, nonetheless, is Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits). When younger Leia is kidnapped by none aside from Flea of the Pink Scorching Chili Peppers, Bail calls upon Obi-Wan for assist. The Jedi complies.
However who’s taking part in younger Princess Leia and the place have you ever seen her earlier than? Right here’s all the pieces you must learn about Vivien Lyra Blair, the brand new Princess Leia.
Who Performs Princess Leia in Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+? Meet Vivien Lyra Blair
Vivien Lyra Blair is a 9-year-old actress finest recognized for taking part in Sandra Bullock’s daughter within the hit Netflix movie Chook Field. She ought to be turning 10 quickly, nonetheless, because it appears her birthday falls on June 4. (That’s simply in accordance with Google. Now we have not had the possibility to trace down the lengthy type delivery certificates and actually the prospect of that appears creepy.) So principally, like Leia, she’s about 10 years outdated, tremendous completed and tremendous precocious. She’s ostensibly on Instagram @vivienlyrablair, however she’s solely obtained one put up and the location is understandably managed by her dad and mom.
In Obi-Wan Kenobi Half II, the outdated Jedi Grasp tells younger Leia that she reminds him of somebody he as soon as knew. A cussed chief. Whereas he’s clearly referring to Leia’s mom, Padmé Amidala, it’s price noting that this portrayal of younger Leia suits the mould Star Wars followers have encountered for the reason that franchise’s early days. One of many earliest Star Wars comics (distributed by Marvel) was known as “The Weapons Grasp” and noticed a cussed younger Leia typically below siege from all sides — together with the folks closest to her. Leia has historically been a personality thrust into hazard whereas Luke is secure on Tatooine. In a bizarre manner, it’s becoming that Obi-Wan really has to indicate up for her, huh?
However yeah, Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s massive secret twist is that it’s about Princess Leia and never Luke.