Hayden Christensen, whom Star Wars followers primarily know as Anakin Skywalker aka the Chosen One, celebrated his 39th birthday yesterday, and the web has been displaying him some love.
It’s been an extended and turbulent journey for the Prequel Trilogy and the folks behind the heroes from the age of the Republic. A decade in the past, followers of that galaxy far, distant would unanimously agree that The Phantom Menace, Assault of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith have been horrible films that by no means honored the legacy of the Unique Trilogy. After all, even then, some folks believed that there have been redeemable qualities to George Lucas’ imaginative and prescient, however actor Hayden Christensen’s portrayal of Anakin within the latter two movies didn’t garner a optimistic response.
Suffice it to say, the actor needed to undergo a variety of bullying from Star Wars followers and trolls, very similar to Sequel Trilogy stars Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran are proper now. Although for Christensen and his co-stars, the tables have since turned. Actually, previously couple of years, particularly with the controversial choices that Disney made on a number of events, followers have been revisiting these films and discovering a brand new love for them. Particularly, many individuals now imagine that Christensen didn’t deserve a adverse backlash for his portrayal of Anakin.
As such, after they caught wind that it was the actor’s 39th birthday yesterday, they took to Twitter to have fun his time as Anakin and what he meant to the galaxy far, distant. Actually, the response has been so optimistic that Christensen was even trending on the social media platform.
Take a look at a few of these tributes for your self beneath:
I can not imagine I’m the identical age as Darth Vader. Hayden Christensen turns 39 🎂 https://t.co/4fHIo4oV6r
— Ken Howard (@kenhowardpdx) April 20, 2020
there’s a variety of april birthday’s however in the present day is an important one, the loml hayden christensen 🥰 pic.twitter.com/4KGdmWHnsA
— 𝕞𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕒 🕊 (@johnboyegaswife) April 20, 2020
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LEGEND OF THE DARK SIDE Hayden Christensen
pls ask me to hitch the darkish aspect pic.twitter.com/pVIfqXv5u4
— 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒉 ❅ ia (@tpwkblue) April 20, 2020
Blissful birthday to my emo prince that I might throw all of the sand away for, Hayden Christensen. pic.twitter.com/vIT8YpImoH
— Britney M Barakitten (@HiBritneyMonae) April 20, 2020
joyful nationwide Hayden Christensen day pic.twitter.com/21PQvqkaFM
— ☤ 𝙂𝘼𝘽𝙔 ☤ (@BellonGaby) April 20, 2020
joyful birthday hayden christensen, thanks for bringing anakin to life and always breaking my coronary heart. guess i’ll watch episode three in your honor tonite
— alexis received ac (@f3rrisride) April 20, 2020
Blissful Birthday Hayden Christensen or Lord Darth Vader. 😍 pic.twitter.com/C4iZqzIaPO
— 💚 𝐻𝓊𝓂𝒶𝓃 𝐻𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓁𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉𝑒𝓇 💚 (@badgalstoni) April 20, 2020
So apparently it’s Hayden Christensen’s birthday, so I’m gonna ship a scorching take.
Hayden’s efficiency as Anakin was nice. Him sounding so monotone a variety of the time was a mirrored image of how he understood machines greater than folks and the way he didn’t know the right way to cope with feelings
— Nerd Letter (@NerdLetter2) April 20, 2020
Hayden Christensen is popping 39?! Rattling he’s growing old effectively!
— Richard Metzger (@RMetz14) April 20, 2020
At present Is Hayden Christensen’s 39th Birthday! As Somebody Who Loves Star Wars (Particularly The Prequels), His Efficiency Was Distinctive And His Gradual Transformation Into Darth Vader Was Nice! Blissful Birthday To One Of The Greatest Star Wars Characters!#HaydenChristensen
— Joshua Hynes (@ProdigyParadox) April 20, 2020
In the event you’re amongst those that miss Christensen and even wished to see him make an look in The Rise of Skywalker, then all isn’t misplaced. The actor reportedly has a number of Star Wars cameos lined up in numerous tasks, together with one in Obi-Wan’s Disney Plus sequence.
So, hopefully, and if all goes effectively, we’ll get to see him in costume once more as Anakin. Fingers crossed.