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Star Wars Actor Reveals How Hayden Christensen Improved Jedi Younglings Scene In Revenge of the Sith

A lot of fans have criticized Christensen’s performance as Skywalker endlessly ever since Star Wars: Attack of The Clones was released in 2002. While it is arguable whether such negative reception is justified or not considering the great amount of blue-screen sets used and the directing, he hasn’t always been welcomed with open arms to Star Wars fandom. During a recent Reddit Q&A, Ross Beadman, the actor who portrayed the youngling that Anakin killed in Revenge of The Sith, opened up about his brief time working on Episode III.
Beadman revealed that, while filming the shocking scene, Hayden Christensen, as Anakin Skywalker, yelled “boo!” This caused Beadman to take a frightful back step, as depicted in the film before the scene cuts away. Beadman says that Christensen’s exclamation “startled me to add to my fear in the scene.”Christensen probably said “boo!” as a joke, but it clearly influenced Beadman’s performance. The look of fear on his face when he takes a step back is real and adds a lot to that dark sequence. If he remembers that moment all these years later, it must’ve really stuck with him.

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