If it’s been a while since you’ve thought about Hayden Christensen, that’s because his plan is working. As the former Anakin Skywalker told the L.A. Times, his rise to fame in the Star Wars prequels left him with the world’s biggest case of imposter syndrome, which was only assuaged by retreating from the movie biz to spend years on a farm. “I felt like I had this great thing in Star Wars that provided all these opportunities and gave me a career, but it all kind of felt a little too handed to me,” he explained. “I didn’t want to go through life feeling like I was just riding a wave.”
You may have heard that the Force will be awakening on December 18. To provide a necessary outlet for our abundant excitement, we’ve assembled another Vulture Advent Calendar — in this case, 25 Star Wars–themed stories, one per day until Christmas. None of them will involve midi-chlorians.