3 Current Star Wars Actors Who Dislike The Previous Films
To appear in any Star Wars movie, let alone one of the newer installments, must be a dream come true for most actors. And when you consider the significance and groundbreaking success of their predecessors, you'd assume only respect for the performances that came before. But not all actors are so willing to ignore the widely-recognised problems of the Star Wars prequels. Even George Lucas' film-making ability is left up for debate in some rather brutally honest interviews. So with that in mind, here are three current Star Wars actors who disliked the previous films.
Number 03. Anthony Daniels
When it comes to speaking his mind, Anthony Daniels is not one to shy away. For one, he has continually criticised the initial incarnation of C-3PO's golden suit, claiming it to be heavy, extremely humid, and downright uncomfortable. Daniels even shudders at the thought of Ewoks. But, hey – at least the original trilogy used real and authentic sets. The same can't be said for the Star Wars prequels, for which the legendary stage and silver screen actor has rolled his eyes:
“The effects are clever but pointless. The skill is there, but so what? Coldness, that’s the word. Bleakness, even.”
As you can probably guess, the back-to-basics and “real” sets of Star Wars: The Force Awakens were enough to draw Anthony back to the series. Here's hoping The Last Jedi does something similar and limits its use of CGI...
Number 02. Oscar Isaac
If the aforementioned entry is anything to go by, Star Wars fans aren't the only ones who have a problem with George Lucas and his film-making. However, while Anthony Daniels has criticised the director's overuse of CGI in the prequels, his co-star Oscar Isaac tends to voice a related but slightly different concern. That's right, the man behind the dashing smile of Poe Dameron himself is not very appreciative of the changes Lucas made to the original trilogy. On one hand - and from an artistic point of view - Isaac understands the right George had to alter his very own movies. Though on the other, the fan within cannot comprehend the decision to mask the technological brilliance of the original trilogy. Oscar fully believes it's what and its successors were able to do with the resources they had at the time that makes them so special. Simply put, he'd much rather watch the three films as they were intended to be viewed rather than their updated incarnations.
Number 01. Simon Pegg
If you thought Unkar Plutt was a rather ruthless being, then prepare to be shocked by the man behind the blobfish mask, Simon Pegg. Instead of remembering the Star Wars films of past with fondness, the British comedian, screenwriter and actor has remorselessly torn apart each of the prequels. Admittedly, his disdain towards The Phantom Menace is not to be laughed at. The reduction of the Force to a mere “viral blood condition” and the “awful” acting, in particular, appear to bear the brunt of his frustrations. Yet Attack of the Clones ranks even lower in his estimates. In fact, when asked to list the six Star Wars movies to that point from best to worst, Pegg placed Episode II at the very bottom. It just goes to show that even those now directly involved with the saga aren't afraid to voice their discontent for the films that came before...
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