‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ casts Vivien Lyra Blair as a young Princess Leia

For months, the hype around Disney+’s latest Star Wars show, Obi Wan KenobiIt has focused on the idea that Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) would be watching over young Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely). However, as people who have already seen the first two episodes will know, and yes, we are going to get into spoiler territory! — Obi-Wan’s true mission is to save young Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair).

Obi Wan Kenobi takes place ten years after the devastating events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Obi-Wan now goes by Ben and is working in factory settings that could inspire an Upton Sinclair novel. He is so focused on young Luke that he ignores pleas for help from another fugitive Jedi played by uncut gems co-director Benny Safdie. However, the one person he can’t turn down is Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits). When young Leia is kidnapped by none other than Flea of ​​the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bail turns to Obi-Wan for help. The Jedi complies.

But who plays the young Princess Leia and where have you seen her before? Here’s everything you need to know about Vivien Lyra Blair, the new Princess Leia.

Who plays Princess Leia in Obi Wan Kenobi on Disney+? Meet Vivien Lyra Blair

Vivien Lyra Blair is a 9-year-old actress best known for playing Sandra Bullock’s daughter in the hit Netflix movie. bird box. However, she should be turning 10 years old soon, as it seems that her birthday falls on June 4th. (That’s just according to Google. We haven’t had a chance to track down the long-form birth certificate, and honestly, the prospect of that seems creepy.) So basically like Leia, she’s about 10 years old, she’s super successful and super precocious. She apparently, she’s on Instagram @vivienlyrablair, but she only has one post and, understandably, her parents run the site.

In Obi Wan Kenobi Part II, the old Jedi Master tells young Leia that she reminds him of someone he once knew. A stubborn leader. While it’s obviously referring to Leia’s mother, Padmé Amidala, it’s worth noting that this portrayal of young Leia fits the mold that Star Wars fans have found since the earliest days of the franchise. An early Star Wars comic (published by Marvel) was called “The Master of Weapons” and featured a headstrong young Leia often besieged from all sides, including those closest to her. Leia has traditionally been a character in danger while Luke is safe on Tatooine. In a weird way, it’s fitting that Obi-Wan really has to show up for her, huh?

But yes, Obi Wan KenobiThe big secret twist of is that it’s about Princess Leia and not Luke.

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