Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, and Hayden Christensen are currently on the Obi-Wan Kenobi press tour – and bringing strong style game. But we’ll come back to that in a minute. Right now let’s talk, in the most non-expert way possible, about Star Wars.
As Sarah always says, the biggest problem with the Star Wars Universe is that it’s, well, not a universe, in that it seems like they can’t or won’t expand beyond the Skywalkers, and get scared off by the fan toxicity when they attempt to do so. For a story that’s about all the sh-t that happens across a galaxy, Star Wars is really just a single solar system. Everything revolves around one sun, one family. And in Obi-Wan Kenobi, we’re right back to that family with Obi-Wan and Anakin/Darth Vader.
What’s interesting to me here, though, is how sentiments have changed from back when Ewan and Hayden first played the characters in the late 90s and the early 2000s, and the movies generally weren’t all that well received in their time (Sarah: understatement). At least on my feed, there’s a lot of excitement about seeing them together again. Look at the activity on this tweet:
EXCLUSIVE: Take a look at these photos of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen promoting Obi-Wan Kenobi earlier today.— British GQ (@BritishGQ) May 12, 2022
Photos: @misanharriman for British GQ @obiwankenobi debuts on Disney+ from 27th May. pic.twitter.com/n0lUokhRHG
Ewan and Hayden’s prequels happened before social media, before Twitter, before people had a place to put their thirst. Now though? The thirst is there. Maybe it was always there but it can be more centralised now. So I’m curious to see what that thirst will look like as we approach the premiere date of the show, and what happens once people start watching it.
And in Hayden’s case specifically, how much of him there really is. Because the timeline of Obi-Wan is after Anakin becomes Vader who is obsessed with finding Obi-Wan. So, like, are we getting a lot of no-helmet Vader time? Last I checked, no-helmet wasn’t much to thirst over.
Anyway, I’ll end that there since I’m not exactly a Star Wars scholar here and we’ll go back talking about the steeze. First of all, Moses Ingram is perfect.
The hair, the layering, the different lengths – it’s Star Wars Jedi vibes and 2022 modern fashion, it fits in both worlds. Such good styling here.
I also love the quilted jacket on Hayden and there are few people who could pull off the extra short pants with the white socks the way Ewan is doing it. I might be starting to thirst now, too.