Magazine article Newsweek

Does A Light Saber Chop Hay, Hayden?

Magazine article Newsweek

Does A Light Saber Chop Hay, Hayden?

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Byline: Ramin Setoodeh

Hayden Christensen teleports around the world in the new sci-fi movie "Jumper." He spoke to Ramin Setoodeh.

Is it true that you own a farm?

I bought it for my family. It's just north of Toronto, and I spend some time there.

Do you do any chores?

You can't really classify it as a chore after you're 16 years old.

But do you milk the cows?

I don't have any cows to milk yet. Eventually. But I do a lot of the work myself.

Like?

Like fixing up the farmhouse. There's a few hayfields on the property that we had to cut.

How do you cut a hayfield?

There's a tractor that does the cutting. I can't actually take credit for the driving of the tractor, because at the time I didn't know how to do it. I brought in a farmer who did. But I got myself a tractor now, so next year I'll be all over it.

Do you need a tractor license?

Good question. Not as far as I know. But I could be wrong. I know you need a license to drive a dump truck.

How do you know that?

Because I have one and I don't have a license. That was a slight oversight on my part.

Why do you have a dump truck?

Because I have a farm.

Do you go around collecting the neighbors' trash?

I'm using it more for relocating dirt on my property.

Have you ever done an interview where you weren't asked about "Star Wars"?

Very few.

Because I don't have any "Stars Wars" questions.

You've got no "Star Wars" questions? Amazing! You're a rarity, my friend. …

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