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When George asked me to be the prequels, it was the same kind of meeting – it was very short and to the point. It…
To start your life as a character of 120 years when you are in your late thirties, and then go back in time about 20…
If you got the DVD you can see that George Lucas has taken that person out, as well as the voice, and we shot this…
That’s the mark of a great storyteller, never to give away secrets in advance.
The part that I think is one of the most interesting is of course the one that Hayden Christensen plays.
I’m the blackest villain of all time.
I suppose it’s easy to play a hypocritical politician with a smiling face; it’s also quite gratifying to play.
Consistency is very important when you’re making films.
There were a number of people who helped me get there, and the one I always mention is Michael Byrne, the great master swordsman and…
And also, it’s sort of my job to make you believe things about him that aren’t true about me.
It was a scene I was really looking forward to, and one that I embraced, and when we were filming it, George got closer and…
For me it’s even more interesting, because my character comes out of the shadow. It’s a chance to really act emotionally, because the situation is…
But he did say that the character would be on the sidelines in movies One and Two, and move into the middle with number Three,…
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