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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 20:02 IST

Charlie Hunnam talks about Star Wars audition encounter with George Lucas

Charlie Hunnam recalls an uncomfortable encounter with George Lucas while vying for the role of Anakin Skywalker in 'Star Wars.'

Charlie Hunnam's 'Star Wars' audition
Charlie Hunnam's 'Star Wars' audition | Image:Charlie Hunnam's 'Star Wars' audition I IMDb
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Actor Charlie Hunnam recently reminisced about a pivotal moment in his career, recalling an uncomfortable meeting with Star Wars creator George Lucas, where he realized he wouldn't be cast as Anakin Skywalker. Hunnam, now 43, had been in contention to portray Darth Vader's younger self in Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005) but ultimately lost the role to Hayden Christensen.

Charlie Hunnam talks about 'Star Wars' audition

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Hunnam reflected on the encounter, admitting his awareness of the awkwardness during the meeting with Lucas. He highlighted the rarity of such a meeting, implying that Lucas doesn't frequently engage with actors during casting processes, indicating only a handful were being considered for the role. Hunnam vaguely remembered the encounter, acknowledging the discomfort he felt and the certainty of not landing the role based on the vibes of the meeting.

Charlie Hunnam talks about 'Star Wars' audition I IMDb

Anakin Skywalker's character transitioned into Darth Vader, initially portrayed by child actor Jake Lloyd in 'The Phantom Menace' (1999). Hayden Christensen took on the older version of Anakin, reprising the role in Disney+ series like 'Kenobi' and 'Ahsoka.' Christensen expressed a sense of loyalty to Lucas, feeling a tinge of guilt when returning to the franchise without Lucas's direct involvement, acknowledging the significance of the creator's vision in their decisions.

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Charlie said thankyou

Despite missing out on the Anakin Skywalker role, Christensen expressed an eagerness to further explore the character if given the opportunity. He expressed gratitude for reprising the role in 'Obi-Wan' and 'Ahsoka,' maintaining an open mindset about potential future involvements, indicating a willingness to return if the chance arises.

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Charlie Hunnam recalls an uncomfortable encounter with George Lucas I IMDb

Both actors' reflections shed light on the complexities and personal connections involved in revisiting iconic roles within the 'Star Wars' universe, emphasizing the influence of George Lucas's legacy on their contributions and decisions within the franchise.

 

 

 

 

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 20:02 IST

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