(PatriotWise.com) – Actor Hayden Christensen, who is known primarily for playing the role of young Anakin Skywalker in the “Star Wars” films “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith,” admitted in a recent interview that he disregarded instructions to keep silent about getting cast just moments after learning that he won the part.
Christensen, who was born in Vancouver, Canada, was a relatively unknown actor before “Star Wars” creator George Lucas cast him in the role of Anakin Skywalker in the 2002 film “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones.”
But Christensen admitted in an interview published in Variety that he failed to keep one vital secret when he first learned that he won the role.
Despite being expressly told not to disclose the news of his casting to anyone, Christensen said that just moments after receiving the good news, he immediately told a bunch of people that he got the part.
He explained that he is the type of person who likes to “share things,” so having to remain silent was “tough” for him.
When he got the call that the role of Anikan was his, he was told “You can’t tell anybody.”
The 32-year-old actor explained that he is ordinarily “very tightlipped about everything.” But rather than heed the warning, Christensen said the first thing he did was call his mother and his best friend to give them the news.
Despite ignoring the demand for confidentiality, Christensen insists that he could be trusted with secret information, adding that there are certain things that he has kept quiet about, especially when it relates to “story points and stuff that’s going on” in the movie.
He explained that he didn’t want to be the one who reveals spoilers because he wants the audience to have a “fresh experience” when they see the film.
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