Obi-Wan Kenobi star Rupert Friend reveals he hasn't watched Star Wars Rebels. Obi-Wan Kenobi, which premieres on Disney+ next month

Friend is set to play The Grand Inquisitor, a force-sensitive dark side Jedi hunter who is tasked with pursuing Obi-Wan during his exile on the desert planet of Tatooine.

The Grand Inquisitor made his franchise debut in the first season of the animated series Star Wars Rebels, where he was voiced by actor Jason Isaacs.

But despite the fleshed-out backstory he received in Rebels, the character's live-action counterpart was reluctant to watch the animated series while gearing up for Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Despite having only appeared in a handful of Rebels episodes, the Grand Inquisitor has certainly established himself as one of the most threatening villains in the Star Wars universe.

Therefore, it's not entirely necessary for actors to watch every piece of Star Wars media so long as they have a basic understanding of the character they're set to portray.

It'll be interesting to see if the show will heavily rely on the Grand Inquisitor's Rebels storyline, or if audiences really will meet a completely different version of the character.

Regardless, fans can look forward to seeing Friend's take on the character in Obi-Wan Kenobi, which premieres on Disney+ on May 27.