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In the «Star Wars» series it feels like one star cameo after the other is knocked out — was it in » The Book of Boba Fett » for example Danny Trejo , in » Obi-Wan Kenobi » he already had «Red Hot Chili Peppers» -Bassist Flea an appearance. Everyone just wants to dip into the galaxy far, far away – and now “Scrubs” star Zach Braff has done just that.
At the end of Episode 3 of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus , his name popped up, albeit with no role attribution, and the great guesswork ensued: Who did Braff, whose cameo was kept secret until it aired, have in the episode played? Of course, that’s even more difficult to identify with a pure voice cameo — and that’s what Braff’s performance is all about.
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The denouement: Zach Braff voiced the mole-like alien Freck, whose voice in the original version initially made many think of Seth Rogen . In the German dubbed version, however, you had no chance of recognizing Braff — Freck was voiced here by Paul Sedlmeir, and he has never voiced Zach Braff before (Braff’s regular German voice-over is Kim Hasper), so a connection could not be made. Of course that’s pretty nasty if you wanted to find out where Braff was hiding in the episode…
A bad role: Zach Braff as a freck
Freck takes Obi-Wan ( Ewan McGregor ) and little Princess Leia ( Vivien Lyra Blair ) along in his van in the third episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi — and as a big supporter of the Empire, he doesn’t hesitate to suspect his turn over apparently passengers to the stormtroopers at the next road checkpoint.
So Zach Braff in a villain role – and the fans were enthusiastic and amazed on Twitter (after many, as I said, had to puzzle for a while who Braff was playing):
It continues with «Obi-Wan Kenobi» on Disney + then on June 8th. After the series premiered with a double episode on a Friday, episode 3 switched back to the typical Disney+ slot on Wednesday. By the way, not only Zach Braff was a nice surprise in episode 3 — the appearance of Darth Vader also delighted the fans with a very special return:
«Obi-Wan Kenobi» Episode 3 on Disney+: Who Voices Darth Vader? That’s why the fans are freaking out now!
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