Posts Tagged ‘SW alumni’

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:

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!

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:

Hey Vanity Fair, Maybe It’s Fandom That Needs Hayden’s Forgiveness: Commentary

April 18, 2017

While I was away from a proper computer, Vanity Fair posted a piece on Hayden Christensen’s appearance at SWCO.  The clickbait link on social media was titled “It’s time for Star Wars fans to forgive Hayden Christensen” while the actual story was a hodgepodge of silly assumptions based on nothing.  Sure he had a jokey answer to his Star Wars Live interview question if he really disliked sand but so what?  It’s a big fat nothingburger as per usual with the fake news media.

And in any case, there’s nothing to forgive.  Christensen was hired to play a role and he did his job.  I loved his Anakin.  There was never any malintent on his part regardless of opinion of how he portrayed Anakin.  The really awful things done and said by internet bullies and the media on the other hand were based on nothing BUT malintent.  Their attitude was “it wasn’t done the way I wanted so I’m going to destroy this guy.”  The media, quick to label people failures and eager to ruin anything Lucas touched out of vendetta against the filmmaker, jumped right in.  Pathetically these jerks are still around.  They overshadowed and silenced fans who have always been on Team Hayden or at least didn’t hate him.  Those fans finally got to come out of the woodwork at SWCO, which I’m sure shocked the media.  Many of them have been fans for years while I’m sure there are others who have discovered the prequels in recent years and haven’t been affected by Hayden-bashing nerds.

If anything, fans should be asking his forgiveness.  Granted, he’s too nice, polite, and Canadian to hold a grudge or ask anything of fandom.  Regardless of slings and arrows, he’s never been anything but gracious.  I just think instead of saying, “Well he’s not a bad sort so let’s forgive him for a performance we didn’t like and for dialogue he didn’t write” we ought to be thinking, “Shame on us for being such a-holes.  Shame on us for a geek culture that’s mean, overwrought, and wrong about a lot of things.”  And especially shame on us for being far less Jedi-like than Anakin ever was.

It looks like Hayden had a great time at the convention; he probably had more fun than anyone else!  I hope his reception at SWCO will encourage him to appear at future cons and I hope the media takes notice and stops listening to the haters.

SWCO Video: Ian McDiarmid & Ray Park

April 13, 2017

In case you missed the streaming or you just want to see it all again, here are Ian McDiarmid’s and Ray Park’s panels from today:

Video: Hayden Christensen and Ian McDiarmid at SWCO

April 13, 2017

In case you missed it live or you just want to re-live it already, here’s the Dark Side Rock Stars portion of today’s 40th anniversary panel: