One Of The World's Greatest Actors Hated Working With George Lucas

Terence Stamp is one of our age's great actors. The guy has been everyone from Dracula to General Zod, and been in everything from Young Guns to Halo 3 (he was the Prophet of Truth).

One of his most notable roles in recent decades though was as Supreme Chancellor Valorum in Star Wars: Episode I. Meaning he got to work with George Lucas. And now tell the world how awful that was.

"We didn't get on at all", Stamp told Empire magazine. "I didn't feel he was a director of actors, he was more interested in stuff and effects."

"He didn't interest me and I wouldn't think I interested him."

Perhaps the most interesting/hilarious part of the interview is where Stamp says why he wanted to do the movie in the first place: the chance to work with Natalie Portman.

So why did Stamp want to do the movie in the first place? Well, he wanted to meet Natalie Portman, but when he turned up for his first scene with the young actress, she was nowhere in sight. Stamp asked Lucas as to her whereabouts, the director replied, "That's Natalie", pointing to a piece of paper on the wall.

Stamp summarised the experience quite pithily: "It was just boring."

Terence Stamp [Empire, via IGN]


    Holy crap!, That guy i didn't notice him without grey hair.....-.-

    That is a bit rough... thinking you are going to do a scene with Nat and they just blue screen her in :(

    this is nothing new. i think even harrison ford has said the same thing

    So an actor didn't like working with a director... you make this sound like something that has never happened before...

    So what else is new. Lucas is a B-Grade director that got full of himself after the success of the first movie, then made a great sequel .... and after that, it was all downhill. It was only made worse by his constant desire to stuff around with the originals.

    The cool thing about Star Wars is it is a touchstone for so many other great projects. It captures the imagination of people ... despite Lucas' need to meddle and hog the limelight. I'm glad he's out of the picture finally.

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