“Obi-Wan Kenobi” Cast Photos Then Vs. Now


A look back at their roles before they were in “a galaxy far, far away.”

Star Wars fans are thriving because Obi-Wan Kenobi recently started streaming on Disney+.


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The new series stars familiar faces like Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor while bringing on new characters played by Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, and more.


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While we wait for new episodes to drop, here’s a look back at what your favorite cast members looked like then vs. now.

To start, Ewan McGregor portrayed Christian in 2001’s Moulin Rouge!


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Now he’s reprising his role as the one and only Obi-Wan Kenobi.


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In 2000, Hayden Christensen played Scoot Barringer in the TV series Higher Ground.


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Now he’s back again as Darth Vader.


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Moses Ingram made a name for herself as Jolene in Netflix’s mini-series The Queen’s Gambit.


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Now she plays Inquisitor Reva / Third Sister.


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One of Vivien Lyra Blair’s first roles was Girl in 2018’s Bird Box.


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Now she plays Leia Organa aka Princess Leia.

Joel Edgerton first appeared as Owen Lars in 2002’s Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.


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Now he’s returning as Owen once more.


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Bonnie Piesse also made her first appearance in “a galaxy far, far away” as Beru in 2002’s Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

Now she once again plays the role of Beru.


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Rupert Friend played Mr. Wickham in 2005’s Pride & Prejudice.


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Now he plays Grand Inquisitor


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Sung Kang is best-known for his role as Han in the Fast & Furious franchise.


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Now he plays Fifth Brother.


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Kumail Nanjiani played Brad in the 2015 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine 2.


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Now he plays Haja Estree.


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In 2009, Simone Kessell played Sally in the TV series Reaper.


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Now she plays Breha Organa.


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Jimmy Smits had a longtime role as Det. Bobby Simone on the TV series NYPD Blue. Plus, he first played Senator Bail Organa in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.


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Now he plays Senator Bail Organa again.


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Flea is not only the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but he also acts and appeared as Eddie in 2017’s Baby Driver.


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Bennfy Safdie played Chris in Netflix’s Pieces of a Woman.


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Now he plays Nari.


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And finally, O’Shea Jackson Jr. played his real-life dad Ice Cube in 2015’s Straight Outta Compton.


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Now he will be playing an undisclosed role in the Disney+ mini-series.


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