Vivien Lyra Blair: 5 Things About The 9-Year-Old ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Star Playing Young Leia

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Obi-Wan Kenobi’s instrumentality successful the Disney+ bid of the aforesaid sanction featured the appearances of acquainted characters, including Princess Leia. Given that Obi-Wan Kenobi takes years 10 years aft Revenge of the Sith, some Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are conscionable 10 years old. Nine-year-old Vivien Lyra Blair stars arsenic the spunky Leia, archetypal made celebrated by the precocious Carrie Fisher, successful the series.

So, who is Vivien Lyra Blair? She makes rather the archetypal content successful Obi-Wan Kenobi. From her breakout relation to being a vegetarian, HollywoodLife has 5 cardinal things to cognize astir Vivien.

Vivien Lyra BlairVivien Lyra Blair arsenic young Princess Leia. (Disney+)

1. Vivien plays young Princess Leia. 

Vivien makes her archetypal quality arsenic a young Princess Leia successful the archetypal occurrence of Obi-Wan Kenobi. At conscionable 10 years old, Leia is already a unit to beryllium reckoned with. In the archetypal episode, Leia is kidnapped. Bail and Breha beg Obi-Wan to assistance successful getting her location safely. Obi-Wan initially refuses and says Leia volition beryllium “better off.” Bail doesn’t instrumentality nary for an answer. He confronts Obi-Wan. “You couldn’t prevention Anakin,” Bail says, “but you tin prevention her.”

In the 2nd episode, Obi-Wan heads to Daiyu to find Leia. He rescues her and rapidly tries to get retired of Daiyu. Leia runs disconnected aft she thinks Obi-Wan is determination to kidnap her. Obi-Wan winds up redeeming her utilizing the Force. Before they caput retired of Daiyu, Obi-Wan tells Leia, “You conscionable punctual maine of idiosyncratic [Padme]. She was fearless, too, and stubborn.” Obi-Wan and Leia are capable to flight but not earlier Obi-Wan finds retired that Anakin Skywalker is alive.

2. Vivien roseate to fame successful ‘Bird Box.’

Vivien starred arsenic Girl successful Bird Box alongside Sandra Bullock erstwhile she was conscionable 5 years old. She was blindfolded passim astir of the movie. Bird Box became the most-watched Netflix movie until Red Notice was released successful 2021.

3. Vivien’s archetypal onscreen relation was successful 2017.

Vivien made her on-screen debut successful the 2017 film Band Aid. After that, she starred successful the constricted bid Waco earlier nabbing her relation successful Bird Box. She’s besides had roles connected Station 19, The First Lady, and more. Vivien played Guppy successful the Netflix movie We Can Be Heroes.

4. Vivien is simply a vegetarian. 

“My eyes were covered successful Bird Box, but I ever look retired for animals. That’s wherefore I’m a vegetarian!” Vivien said successful a 2019 interrogation with PETA. She’s been a vegetarian since she was born. She loves fruits and veggies, particularly edamame, asparagus, and greenish beans.

Vivien Lyra BlairVivien Lyra Blair successful 2019. (Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock)

5. Vivien loves animals. 

Vivien is simply a cat-lover. She has 3 rescue cats. “I privation to marque the satellite a amended spot for animals,” Vivien told PETA.