Archive for the ‘SW alumni’ Category

Former Handmaiden Recalls ROTS

June 22, 2017

Australian actress Kristy Wright spoke briefly on a t.v. show called “The Daily Edition” about her role as handmaiden Moteé in ROTS:

HT Naboo News

Would Joel Edgerton Play Owen Again?

June 8, 2017

Gee, what do you think?

My idea is that he could go out and have some adventure and then he comes back and slips back into that unassuming moisture farmer role,” Edgerton said. “Everyone talks about Obi-Wan being super cool, Owen secretly knows that he was there, and he did some of the cool s—, too.”

Read more here.

Clone Wars Conversations Ep. 1

June 4, 2017

James Arnold Taylor has a new web series on his channel called “Clone Wars Conversations.” First up is Anna Graves, who played Satine. Enjoy, shippers:

Bai Ling On ROTS

June 3, 2017

Bai Ling, the actress who played Senator Bana Breemu in a cut scene from ROTS, reflected on her time making the film and ending up on the cutting room floor (though her scene is on the DVD):

Actors including Terence Stamp have criticised Lucas’ hands-off style of directing actors, but Bai welcomed the freedom. “He was almost not visible,” she remembers. But she adds, “He was totally there to support the artists. Great artists are laid-back, and they give you all the freedom because they trust you.”

Bai’s character was one of a group of politicians discussing opposition to the soon-to-be-Emperor Palpatine. In one scene she appeared alongside Natalie Portman with Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, a character from the original trilogy, and Bai’s old friend Katie Lucas under blue makeup as Chi Eekway Papanoida.

Read the rest here.

Ahmed Best To Sign For Official Pix

June 1, 2017

Official Pix is hosting a limited signing session with Ahmed “Jar Jar” Best.  Orders go up at OfficialPix.com on June 8 at 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST and will remain open until July 7 or until the session sells out.

Best rarely does signings; he last did one for another company a few years ago.  He doesn’t attend conventions very often either.  If you’re into collecting autographs, this is a golden opportunity.

 

How Star Wars Changed Jerome Blake’s Life

May 25, 2017

Cnet has an interview with prequel alum Jerome Blake, who played seven different characters during the trilogy:

During scenes involving the Jedi Council, Blake played opposite Samuel L Jackson, who had lobbied hard for a role in the saga.

Blake remembers one day between takes he was sitting next to Jackson, who was reading a book. “He very calmly closes the book, takes his reading spectacles off, puts them on top of the book — and then drops his head into his hands. I said, ‘Sam, are you not feeling well?'”

“He said, ‘Yeah, yeah. I’m OK — I just can’t get used to the idea that I’m working with Yoda.’ He’d just been on ‘Jackie Brown‘ working with De Niro and Tarantino and he was more excited about Yoda!”

RIP Margaret Towner

May 14, 2017

Margaret Towner, the British actress who played Jira in TPM, passed away last month at the age of 95.

Her full obituary is on TheStage.co.uk, written by her son, also an actor. How funny fans dropped by her house to take photos!

New T-Shirt From Her Universe

May 11, 2017

This shirt featuring Padmé and Leia was previewed at Celebration and now it’s available just in time for Mother’s Day.  Plus it’s 15% off, so hurry if you want to save a few bucks!

If you live near a Disney park, Ashley Eckstein and artist Ashley Taylor will be appearing this weekend to promote the shirt and an exclusive print featuring the artwork.   They will be at the WonderGround Gallery at Downtown Disney in Anaheim tomorrow 6-8 p.m. and at the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs in Orlando 12-2 p.m. on Sunday.

15 Years of AOTC: MTV Movie House Special 2002

May 4, 2017

Rapper Master P hosted a “Movie House” special on MTV back in May 2002 where he got to go to Skywalker Ranch and hassle people like Hayden Christensen, George Lucas, and Samuel L. Jackson with goofy questions.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find the entire show on YouTube but I found Master P’s hard hitting and insightful interview with a remarkably patient Hayden:

I will say though the Movie House special was quantum leaps better than the embarrassing one with Connie Chung that aired on CNN.

More ICYMI SWCO Stuff

April 19, 2017

Here are the Fetts on the Star Wars Live show:

And apparently during the Anthony Daniels panel, he talks about the cut scene from AOTC where Padmé completes Threepio (his favorite). Scoot over to 40 min. if you don’t want to watch the whole thing: