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Hayden Christensen watched a key Star Wars scene multiple times to prepare for the Obi-Wan finale

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Even Darth Vader has to do his homework. Hayden Christensen has revealed the piece of Star Wars media he watched over and over again in preparation for his emotionally-charged scenes in the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale. Spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 follow. According to Collider (opens in new tab), Christensen rewatched the Star Wars Rebels season 2 finale 'Twilight of the Apprentice' "several times" before filming his showdown with Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi.

For Christensen, it was all part of being able to "reimmerse himself in Star Wars." That Rebels episode wasn’t just randomly sitting in Christensen’s watchlist, either.

It features a moment that bears a striking similarity to Obi-Wan cracking Vader’s mask in the live-action series. In the animated series, Vader’s mask is damaged in combat – and he calls out to his former Padawan Ahsoka Tano after being confronted by her.

There's a clear parallel between the Rebels moment and that seen in the Obi-Wan series finale, where Darth Vader's mask is again cracked by a lightsaber, the blade belonging to his former master.

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