Archive for the ‘SW alumni’ Category

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:

Natalie Portman Returns To Star Wars Roots At The Mouse House

June 25, 2018

Natalie paid a little visit to Disneyland and here she is watching her “grandson” in action:

What a proud nana!
 
And here she is posing with a First Order stormtrooper. Somebody tell her they’re not Republic clone troopers ;).

Natalie Portman Wants To Meet Her “Son”

June 15, 2018

It all started when Mark Hamill retweeted on June 9 Star Wars.com’s birthday wish to Natalie Portman along with the notation “True fact:  I have never met this woman.”

When Portman appeared on The Stephen Colbert Show, the host brought it up and her response was she would love to meet him.  The video’s up here.  Both joked that Hamill forgot to wish her a happy birthday, to which Hamill replied:

Somebody’s gotta make this happen! Let’s have the mother and child reunion!
 

“Solo” Premiere And About Those Rumors

May 12, 2018

Not that I got to go or anything but among the guests at Thursday night’s “Solo” premiere in Hollywood were Ewan McGregor, George Lucas, and Ray Park.

 

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Yup, that’s Peter Mayhew too.

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Other guests included Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Lawrence Kasdan, and of course everyone directly involved with the film.

(I’m aware there’s a prequel-related spoiler in “Solo.” I will NOT discuss or post spoilers for now.)

On a related note, rumors are floating around again about an Obi-Wan spinoff film. So far the only source for this is Fantha Tracks, which is a fan site. Nothing has been confirmed yet by an official source. I’m not saying it isn’t true (they’re going to have to figure out soon what this third spinoff is going to be) but it’s not a done deal.

Because Of Course I’m Posting About This

February 4, 2018

Natalie Portman returned for her second SNL guest hosting gig last night (the only SW alum to have done it twice) and the beauty of the internet is there’s always video of the highlights in case you missed it.

As we all remember, Portman did a rather infamous rap on the show in 2006.  Twelve years later she’s back at it again and when an interviewer tries talking smack about the prequels, she wasn’t having it:

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“Say something about the (bleeping) prequels, bitch” needs to be our new slogan. Thanks, Natalie.

 

Ewan McGregor At Pre-TLJ Saga Marathon

December 20, 2017

Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre ran a marathon of Eps I-VII before debuting TLJ and appearing to introduce ROTS was none other than Ewan McGregor:

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Nick Gillard Talks To Vulture About TPM’s Lightsaber Fight

December 11, 2017

Vulture is doing a prequels week and while I dread what else they’re going to post, this interview with Nick Gillard is fantastic. Gillard gives the inside skinny on TPM’s climactic lightsaber battle as well as other tidbits.

Three thoughts: one, it’s hard not to smile thinking of how this is easily one of the saga’s greatest moment, two, involving Ray Park and Gillard was genius, and Gillard captures the poignancy of not having Lucas around anymore.