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The Acolyte’s Amandla Stenberg Fangirls Over Hayden Christensen’s Messagetheinsiderinsight

Hayden Christensen is inducting Amanda Stenberg into the Star Wars universe.

In a clip posted to Instagram on June 2, The Acolyte star, 25, reacted to a touching video message she acquired from the unique Star Wars trilogy actor, 43, congratulating her on cementing her well-deserved place within the sci-fi universe.

The video begins with Stenberg adorably replaying Christensen greeting her by identify and laughing earlier than letting it roll.

“Hello Amandla, I am Hayden” the actor, who famously took on the position of Anakin Skywalker, started whereas Stenberg squealed and tried to regain her composure. “I simply wished to ship you a fast message to say congratulations.”

“I am very excited for the present and wished to want you all the perfect and welcome you to our Star Wars household,” he concluded. “Hopefully, I will get to satisfy you quickly, possibly at a Star Wars celebration or one thing.”

Stenberg might be seen smiling from ear-to-ear and laughing as she admitted that she was “shaking” from the touching message.

“I can not imagine you guys did that,” she stated to manufacturing earlier than addressing Christensen himself. “Hayden, I’m at the moment nonetheless shaking a bit bit from receiving this video, however I simply wished to increase all of my gratitude to your love and help.”

Amandla Stenberg in ‘The Acolyte’.

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“It means the world to me, trigger I am so honored to step into this universe and the trail that you simply carved in it means a lot to me,” she shared with a hand to her coronary heart. “So thanks!”

In The Acolyte, which is ready 100 years earlier than The Phantom Menace, Stenberg performs Mae, a former Jedi Padawan who reunites together with her Jedi Grasp to research a sequence of crimes. The forged additionally consists of Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Eager, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Stenberg, for her half, informed Entertainment Weekly how she felt upon studying the present was developed together with her in thoughts in Might.

Amandla Stenberg.

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“I believe I flew out of my physique,” she recalled. “It’s not one thing that you simply anticipate occurring to you ever. I had chills and tingles throughout.” 

Engaged on the present was a surreal expertise for the actress, who “geeked out” when she arrived on set. Wandering the primary Jedi Temple the place the Jedi council conferences proved particularly significant.

“That’s the place so many iconic sequences that we’ve witnessed with Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu and Yoda are situated,” she defined. “There was at some point we had been in pre-production, and I took a nap within the Jedi temple. It wasn’t used for a brief period of time, so I laid down there on the marble. That’s after I actually freaked out.”

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The primary two episodes of The Acolyte premiere June 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Disney+.

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