Actor Sung Kang let slip a big detail about his character in the upcoming Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” while sharing a story about his childhood adoration for the “Star Wars” franchise.
Not a costume anymore: In an interview with Screen Rant, Kang, 49, said he dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader almost every day from the ages of 8 to 13. He also reminisced on how he and his friends would play pretend with lightsabers made out of cardboard toilet paper tubes.
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- The Korean American actor said, “…to be able to be on set and see Darth Vader and see the Star Wars Universe in front of me, I mean – just as a fan to be able to be part of that history is pretty amazing.” He added, “I kept pinching myself to go, ‘How did I end up here?’ and, my character has a lightsaber, to go, ‘What? This is.. It’s not a toy. It’s actually the real thing, right?’ so pretty cool.”
- Kang’s revelation has raised some questions about his character in the show. Collider speculated he could be a Jedi who survived Emperor Palpatine’s Order 66, a scavenger who accidentally found a lightsaber lying around or even a Sith.
Just a little tease: Kang gave an interesting clue into his character’s personality during an interview in July, Movie Web reported.
- “I can tell you, since I am playing it, that there is a sexual deliciousness to the character,” he said.
- Kang will also be working with Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin and Darth Vader in the prequel films from the 1990s.
The series is expected to be released sometime in 2022.