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Hayden Christensen: I Can't Wait to Get My Hands Dirty

Hayden Christensen: I Can't Wait to Get My Hands Dirty

Genetic lottery winner Hayden Christensen takes the May 2007 cover of enRoute, Air Canada’s monthly inflight magazine.

On discovering his face was plastered all over junk food packaging: “I remember the first time I went into a convenience store after Star Wars II came out. I walked in and saw my face on a bag of chips. Then I realized my face was on every bag of chips in the store and on every pop bottle. I had to turn around and leave. I didn’t even buy the thing I’d gone in to get. It startled me.”

On not being man enough as a teen: “I was a hockey player and then a tennis player. I was embarrassed about the acting. I felt it wasn’t jock enough.”

On his recent farm acquisition: “I recently acquired a farm north of Toronto and I just bought a big excavator and a dump truck and a bobcat – construction toys. I plan to start building soon. I can’t wait to go out there and move dirt and get my hands dirty.”

On dealing with fame’s pressures: “Lifestyle has a lot to do with how often you end up in the tabloids. Daniel Day-Lewis went to Italy and became a cobbler. I went out and bought construction equipment.”

On not being worried about his career: “I take it job by job, and I enjoy my time between projects. I want to still be acting 10 years from now, but then again I don’t know… We’ll see how the farming works out.”

Read Hayden‘s full interview with enRoute here, which will be out on hard copy on June 1st.

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  • Fremchy

    Very Very nice. Stay grounded Hayden.

  • angelinammm

    wow wow wow
    I think he is incredibly sexy.
    boyish looks
    reminds me of Went :)

  • Longtime Fan/Lurker

    I think he is sexy too.

  • ann

    Too bad he sucks at acting.

  • Marie

    He’s such a goodlooking guy! I think it’s so great that he’s dating Rachel Bilson because they make such a beautiful couple. Hope it will last. :)

  • mmmkkkk

    he sounds really boring…yeah living on a farm and cleaning up pig sh it….real romantic.

  • Michael

    Annakin sucked ass! I know Lucas can’t write scripts, but Natalie Portman pulled it off w/o looking stupid (minus makeup, hair).

  • me

    He’s awesome! I love him and I love it that he’s with Rachel.

    Hayden>Adam

  • kc

    Oh please. Have a good taste for God’s sake and spare him from that “fuggling OC pint-head”!

  • Kyle

    Yah Hayden is “beautiful” but soo NOT Bilson! That was not even an overstatement but more of a blasphemy!

  • Blair

    Rachel Bilson could only match up to someone “nerdy” like Adam Brody. Whoa… it rhymes huh lol!

  • Lark

    When I read some enlightening articles just like this about Hayden, I “temporarily” forgot my “despise” over him coz he’s been hitting almost all of his female co-stars… Tsk… just soo unlikely…

  • Blair

    Rachel Bilson’s features could only match up to someone “nerdy” like Adam Brody. Whoa… it rhymes huh lol!

  • Lough

    This En Route article is just all about Hayden so QUIT on popping that Bilson as she was not even acknowledged as his co-star for his upcoming films unlike Alba & Barton. Just savor what have Hayden had to say on this article as he was not media-whoring this time around…

  • klein

    Well probably becoz that Rachel Bilson’s features could only match up to someone “nerdy” like Adam Brody. Whoa… it rhymes huh lol!

  • keane

    Nice to see Hayden ALONE this time and not seen “acting phony sweet” to his latest co-star and who’s dog/pup is lot, lot more cuter than her lol!

  • tessa

    Thanks Jared

    I love Rachel and I like Hayden

  • Ember

    All I can say is Star Wars is already in a category of being a classic/legend in Hollywood compared to OC who’s just a fleeting fancy of those random teenage fantasies…

  • DarkLord

    Hayden’s cool and whatever he has going on with Rachel is his business. I see the Trolls are out again.

  • Tiger

    My daughter LOVES this guy!! She has posters all over her room of him. He is adorable!!

    Funny, her name is Rachel too.

  • Sheri

    Hayden just gets sexier by the day. And his obvious intelligence and refusal to get sucked into the Hollywood lifestyle is so refreshing, that alone makes him sexier than all the rest. But farming pigs? Come on Hayden, you’re far too gorgeous for that, lol! Love him!

  • Laureen

    Hayden’s pure hotness all the way! NICE!

  • Lilo

    Very hot pics! Thanks, Jared.

  • Red

    I feel so embarrassed for those here who say that Rachel isn’t pretty. Don’t you realize how ridiculous you sound and how painfully OBVIOUS it is that you are Hayden fans who are so jealous that you’re about to freakin’ burst??? Please, anyone can see that Rachel is absolutely gorgeous and Hayden are so lucky to have her.

  • sonia

    To poster 9, kc:
    What’s a pinthead???

  • @ Red

    I agree, Red. Jealous Hayden fangirls calling Rachel a troll are just as embarrassing as (Rachel/)Adam fangirls calling Hayden ugly.

    It’s safe to say that they are both pretty hot. ;)

    But it wouldn’t be nearly as funny without all the teenage drama raging in the comments. Just sit back and have a good laugh. Rachel and Hayden couldn’t care less.

  • dapper

    Just off-topic: I prefer Gilmore Girls than that teen cult/fad OC plus the fact that those GG women are more prettier & a lot upright…

  • Kleigh

    Is there really such big fuss if some people are “deadly” implying that Bilson doesn’t really strike that stupendous as her patronizers depicts her to be when it comes to the “looks” department? The likes of Amanda Bynes, Jennifer Garner, Maggie Gyllenhall, or Chloe Sevigny (but at least they are tall!) also falls on that category in Hollywood. But then isn’t that Hayden “always” had this middling & bizarre taste in women?!

  • hotglassgurl

    Oh Jared, you never disappoint when it comes to Hayden. I think he’s growing into his looks nicely and finally appearing more man than boy. I heart him!

  • cole

    Thanks you soo, soo much JJ for your SOLO feature on Hayden this time without a midget & a dog following him around…

  • Me

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    The likes of Amanda Bynes, Jennifer Garner, Maggie Gyllenhall, or Chloe Sevigny (but at least they are tall!)
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    LOL! And they’re better looking because they’re tall?? Petite girls are so much prettier than tall girls. Or maybe you like trannies? Sorry, have to laugh again…

  • Jude

    IMO, The likes of Amanda Bynes, Jennifer Garner, Maggie Gyllenhall, Chloe Sevigny or even also Hilarie Swank belongs to the “tall yet plain-looking” celebs in Hollywood. Just go figure…

  • Lark

    OMG! These comments had gone overboard again due to Hayden’s speculated hook-up co-star of the season. Mind you, he might even turn out to be like George Clooney who’s now running at the age of 50 yet still very much single…

  • Dane

    Thanks you soo, soo much JJ for your SOLO feature on Hayden this time without a midget & a dog following him around…
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    Cole really cracks me up on this… that was soo gifted lol!

  • just_profound

    A BIG thanks for Jared for posting something about Hayden that have NO insinuations or implications to create baseless & meaningless gossip again. Just got soo tiredly-sickening of it all…

  • http://www.myspace.com/dangerouslee Dangerous Lee

    He’s second in line for me next to Wentworth Miller. Love him!

  • barbara

    GOSH
    He’s Absolutely sexy ! luv him (L)
    Thanks, Jared!