Kumail Nanjiani, who plays fake Jedi con-man Haja Estree in Obi-Wan Kenobi, shares his reaction to becoming part of the growing Star Wars universe.
Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Kumail Nanjiani shares a priceless reaction to his Star Wars debut on Twitter. Obi-Wan Kenobi recently premiered on Disney+ and will have episodes airing weekly until late June. Ewan McGregor stars, reprising his role as the series’ titular character, which he previously played in the Star Wars prequels back in the early 2000s. Hayden Christensen, who played young Anakin Skywalker in the prequels, also reclaims his place in the Star Wars universe, playing an adult Darth Vader.
These familiar faces are joined by newer talents, including Najiani. Pen19 writer and star Maya Erksine will also feature in episodes of the series, along with Good Time and Uncut Gems director Benny Safdie. Nanjiani plays Haja Estree in the series, a con-man masquerading as a Jedi. Nanjiani’s role in Obi-Wan Kenobi is a departure from the actor’s usual genre, who got his start in comedy. He has acted in features such as Life as We Know It and his semi-autobiographical The Big Sick.