For months, the hype surrounding Disney+‘s newest Star Wars present, Obi-Wan Kenobi, has centered on the concept Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) could be holding vigil over younger Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely). Nevertheless as of us 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 would 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 particular person 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 things you’ll want to 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 greatest recognized for enjoying Sandra Bullock’s daughter within the hit Netflix movie Fowl Field. She must be turning 10 quickly, nonetheless, because it appears her birthday falls on June 4. (That’s simply based on Google. We have now not had the prospect to trace down the lengthy kind start certificates and actually the prospect of that appears creepy.) So principally, like Leia, she’s about 10 years previous, tremendous achieved and tremendous precocious. She’s ostensibly on Instagram @vivienlyrablair, however she’s solely acquired one publish and the location is understandably managed by her mother and father.
In Obi-Wan Kenobi Half II, the previous 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 mildew 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 beneath 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 method, it’s becoming that Obi-Wan really has to indicate up for her, huh?
However yeah, Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s huge secret twist is that it’s about Princess Leia and never Luke.