Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has added another credit to his surprisingly extensive list of acting roles, appearing in the first two episodes of the new one war of stars Series, Obi Wan Kenobi. The show arrived early on Thursday night, May 27 on Disney+, so fair warning for those who haven’t had a chance to watch it yet – spoilers ahead.
In the series, Flea plays a bounty hunter named Vect Nehru, who is hired by Reva (Moses Ingram) – a Force-conscious Inquisitor tasked with tracking down Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) – to kidnap a very young Princess Leia. While Vect successfully completes his mission, Kenobi successfully hunts down the bounty hunter and safely escapes with Leia. As for Vect – well, let’s just say he doesn’t make it past the second episode.
While official clips of Flea’s performance have not yet been uploaded to YouTube, one enterprising fan shared a snippet from the scene where Vect first confronts Leia – setting him up for the Chili Peppers classic “Californication.”
Flea has frequently taken on acting roles throughout his music career. He starred alongside Fear singer Lee Ving in Penelope Spheeris’ 1987 film. guysand he famously had a small role in the second and third installments of the Back to the Future Franchise. More recently he has appeared in all the Pixar films (from the inside to the outside, toy story 4) to baby driver and queen and slim.
Another fun fact for last: Flea isn’t the first elite bassist to appear in a performance recently war of stars Spin-off series: Earlier this year, Thundercat had a small role in an episode of Boba Fett’s bookplays a modifier that helps save Boba Fett’s bounty hunting partner, Fennec Shand.
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/flea-gets-sent-to-a-galaxy-far-far-away-on-new-star-wars-series-obi-wan-kenobi-1359748/ Flea Guest Stars as a Bounty Hunter on New ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series