Archive for the ‘SW alumni’ Category

Ahmed Best On Tribalism, Cynicism, Change, Blockbusters, and Bias

November 10, 2018

Everything he’s saying here is absolutely true.

H/T Naboo News.

Natalie Portman On Her Career

November 1, 2018

H/T Naboo News:

Would I even bother including this if it didn’t also mention Star Wars? Of course not! Start at around 1:45, or just watch the whole thing if you like. She talks about working with George Lucas and the influence of kabuki theater on her performance in TPM.

Ray Park On Playing Maul Again

September 12, 2018

Ray Park discusses his return as Darth Maul in “Solo” and Ewan McGregor’s shock at seeing his old nemesis’s surprise cameo:

As a bonus, here’s a picture from Twitter of Ray Park and his vocal counterpart, Sam Witwer:

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Ian McDiarmid’s Fan X Panel

September 10, 2018

Learn how a lot of dead padawans got cut from ROTS and more from Palpie himself at last weekend’s Fan X convention in Utah.

H/T Naboo News

Prequel Pix At Star Wars Authentics

September 7, 2018

Star Wars Authentics is a subsidiary of Topps and it has the current license to sell Star Wars autographs and produce official photos.  Not only have prequel alum like Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Ray Park, Temuera Morrison, and TCW’s James Arnold Taylor have autographs available, you can now get still photos from all of the prequel flicks and The Clone Wars.

(As an aside, back in July I was shopping at the SW Authentics booth at Comic Con and chatted with one of the reps.  They’re working on getting more prequel alumni autographs and may land some new names soon.)

 

New (Short) Interview With Trisha Biggar

August 25, 2018

ITV has a new interview with prequel costume designer Trisha Biggar.  One of her designs for AOTC (the travel disguise gown) is going on display at a museum in Dundee, Scotland.  Check out what Biggar has to say about what inspired the gown and the influence Scottish design had on many of her Padmé costumes.

H/T:  Naboo News

CWK On Hayden

August 12, 2018

Coffee With Kenobi posted a great little piece called “You Don’t Know The Power Of…Hayden Christensen.”  I agree with every word!

Hayden Christensen’s on-screen performance isn’t what I like best about him though. His humility and grace are what really make me appreciate him. I was proud to be a fan at Star Wars Celebration Orlando last year when Hayden was welcomed so warmly to the Celebration Stage. He seemed almost a little embarrassed by the outpouring of love from the fans, but he deserved every bit of it. By all accounts of fans who were able to meet him for pictures or autographs, he was very polite and friendly and we need more people like him in the Star Wars community.

Ahmed Best’s Field Notes V-Log

August 9, 2018

Ahmed Best has just started a new v-log about gathering memories and information to create a live show he plans to take on the road next year.

Part one is pretty short but I warn you, it’s raw, it’s real, it’s emotional.

Update:  Part two is uploaded.

Ahmed Best Contemplates Speaking Tour

July 1, 2018

Ahmed Best asked on Twitter if fans would be interested in a TPM 20th anniversary international speaking tour on all things Jar Jar and Star Wars:

I think it’s time for the prequel guys to tell their story. Stay tuned!

Video: Why Hayden Played Anakin Perfectly

June 29, 2018

From Star Wars Theory: