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Who Plays the Young Princess Leia in Obi-Wan Kenobi Series?

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The beloved Obi-Wan Kenobi returns on-screen. The much-awaited series picks up 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and the infamous Order 66. Ewan McGregor returns to his celebrated role as Obi-Wan Kenobi and we witness him on the desert world of Tatooine, living in exile as the Jedis are being hunted across the galaxy. Hayden Christensen resumes his Darth Vader role as well from his Revenge of the Sith era. The series that premiered on May 27 is already being hailed as one of the best Star Wars series so far. With vastly new stories to include and follow-through, the Disney+ series has set the bar of expectations really high for Star Wars fans.

Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on May 27

The Obi-Wan Kenobi Cast Reunion

The series reunites the two major characters from the original Star Wars prequel films — Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. The latter portrayed an adolescent Anakin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sith which came out in 2005.

The series is set in a post-Revenge of the Sith scenario. After the events of Order 66, 10 years have passed. Obi-Wan now lives on Tatooine and keeps a distant watchful eye over a young Luke Skywalker. Grant Feely has been cast in the role of the 10-year-old Skywalker.

Ewan McGregor returns as Obi-Wan Kenobi
McGregor and Christensen reunite in Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi series

Who is the young Princess Leia?

The series storyline sets up the entire events of the Star Wars plot. The rise of the rebels and Leia revolutionizing them to rise up against the Empire is triggered by the events following the conclusion of the Sith. Obi-Wan is being hunted across worlds by the Inquisitor Reva who answers solely to the Dark Lord himself. In the hopes of luring out the Jedi who once trained young Anakin himself, Reva kidnaps Leia. This sets off the events that become the rest of the series’ plot.

What a Young Princess Leia Could Look Like in Obi-Wan Kenobi Show
Young Princess Leia in Obi-Wan Kenobi series

The young Leia Organa is portrayed by Vivien Lyra Blair. The young actress has, however, already earned some global recognition as the child of Sandra Bullock in Bird Box. With incredible talent and untapped potential, she lights up the screen as a perfect casting of the young and rebellious version of the legendary Princess Leia.

The course of the events charted out in the series has claimed importance in the overall Star Wars timeline. Director Deborah Chow claims, “It changed the course of the galaxy. So, Order 66 is pivotal, plays a very pivotal role in the backstory of kicking off of where we are.”

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.