Little Leia from the Kenobi series bonds with a rescued chimpanzee who shares the same birthday

Obi-Wan Kenobi actress Vivien Lyra Blair brings all the power of Princess Leia to another good cause.

The 9-year-old actress – who won the hearts of Star Wars fans with her portrayal of the young Princess Leia in the new Disney+ series – helps shed light on Save the Chimps, a non-profit sanctuary that is home to 221 chimpanzees Laboratories and the entertainment industry were saved.

“Princess Leia wants to defend every creature in the galaxy, and so do I,” Blair said in a video timed to coincide with her birthday this Saturday — a date she shares with one of the residents of the 12-island complex.

“I will be 10 years old on June 4th – and I share this birthday with Kay the chimpanzee. She was rescued from a lab in New Mexico when she was a baby and now lives in Save the Chimps, a sanctuary in Florida,” she said.

Blair, who was also a PETA spokeswoman in 2019, explained that Kay and her “best friend” Luke – a chimp named after “Star Wars” character Luke Skywalker, originally played by Mark Hamill – share similarities with the interests of the Youth have actress and their own friends.

"Obi Wan Kenobi" Actress Vivien Lyra Blair - who plays Princess Leia in the Disney+ series - wants to help a chimp named Kay who shares her birthday.
Obi-Wan Kenobi actress Vivien Lyra Blair – who plays Princess Leia in the Disney+ series – wants to help a chimp named Kay who shares her birthday.
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"Obi Wan Kenobi" Star Vivien Lyra Blair helps shed light on Save the Chimps, a non-profit sanctuary with 221 chimpanzees.
Obi-Wan Kenobi star Vivien Lyra Blair helps shed light on Save the Chimps, a non-profit sanctuary with 221 chimpanzees.
Savethechimps.org
Most of the chimpanzees in the sanctuary were rescued from laboratories and the entertainment industry, according to the organization.
Most of the chimpanzees in the sanctuary were rescued from laboratories and the entertainment industry, according to the organization.
Savethechimps.org

“Kay and I have a lot in common: we both enjoy playing games, collecting stuffed animals, doing somersaults and eating bananas,” she shared in the charming, minute-long clip.

“Although unlike Kay, I don’t eat the peel,” she added cheekily.

Blair, who already has an Instagram account with more than 218,000 followers, is remembered by many for previously playing Sandra Bullock’s daughter in Netflix thriller Bird Box.

Obi-Wan Kenobi episodes 1, 2 and 3 are available to stream on Disney+, with new episodes being released every Wednesday.

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