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(The Sun)   Jake Lloyd says he will never act again after his role in The Phantom Menace, just like subby is never going to sleep with a supermodel again   (thesun.co.uk) divider line
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2012-03-04 11:07:50 AM  
Yippeeeeee!
 
2012-03-04 11:13:34 AM  
Now THAT is pod racing.

// Anyone else want to slap that goat-beard thing offa that face?
/// Not the kid - I meant Lucas and HIS goat-beard.
 
2012-03-04 11:21:53 AM  
Tell ya what, Jakey: you give back all that money which you made (are making) and then we'll see if that tiny little violin is less loud. Otherwise, you just sound like a spoiled brat who doesn't understand how fame works.
 
2012-03-04 11:53:45 AM  
oblig:
Plinkett reviews Episode 1 (new window)
 
2012-03-04 12:03:34 PM  

chewielouie: Yippeeeeee!


That's totally wizard
 
2012-03-04 12:07:34 PM  
Jake, 22 - who played Anakin Skywalker

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2012-03-04 12:27:33 PM  

North_Central_Positronics: Tell ya what, Jakey: you give back all that money which you made (are making) and then we'll see if that tiny little violin is less loud. Otherwise, you just sound like a spoiled brat who doesn't understand how fame works.


You sound like someone who doesn't understand how bullying works in school.
 
2012-03-04 1:09:31 PM  
Never act again?

I would argue that he never acted in the first place.
 
2012-03-04 1:20:35 PM  
Lucas will probably just airbrush the kid's entire appearance out of the next release of Episode I anyhow. The next young Anakin will be a singing digital Muppet.
 
2012-03-04 2:08:53 PM  

Majick Thise: Never act again?

I would argue that he never acted in the first place.


And we have a winnah!

Plus he looks like he could be related to the kid that play Tony's son on 'The Sopranos'.
 
2012-03-04 2:09:48 PM  
Anyone else think he looks a bit like Rider 'Shawn Hunter' Strong?
 
2012-03-04 2:13:37 PM  
Yes, nerds, the prequels sucked. We know. The original trilogy wasn't that much better. Get over it and watch something else.
 
2012-03-04 2:14:09 PM  

Majick Thise: Never act again?

I would argue that he never acted in the first place.


He was great on Pretender. Of course, they had a better script.
 
2012-03-04 2:16:10 PM  
But if they offered him he said he would totally do the sequel to "Con Air"
 
2012-03-04 2:16:59 PM  

DarthBrooks: Lucas will probably just airbrush the kid's entire appearance out of the next release of Episode I anyhow. The next young Anakin will be a singing digital Muppet.


That's what he intended all along. And if you don't understand it, it's a children's story. For children. You just can't appreciate his artistry, you morans, because you are jaded and stupid, unlike children.
 
2012-03-04 2:20:42 PM  
I seem to recall from the DVD extras that they showed some of the other kids' auditions. There was one dark-haired kid who seemed to have the chops. But George wanted a blonde kid with that Joey Lawrence "bowl" haircut. Should've went for the depth and the darkness instead of some Disney bullshiat. The Anakin character was insufferable and completely unsympathetic.
 
2012-03-04 2:21:35 PM  

Majick Thise: Never act again?

I would argue that he never acted in the first place.


I'm assuming that's what subby intended with the headline.

/+1 subby
//Lloyd seems genuine, prequels aren't his fault
 
2012-03-04 2:23:32 PM  
Kids don't act. They don't know how to make character choices or what needs to be emphasized. They can imitate very well and they can respond to very specific directions. This can result in some very solid performances, but its not really acting. Lucas got Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, and Liam Neeson to each turn in some of the worst performances of their careers. He wanted cardboard cutouts, not characters.

Lucas got the exact performance he wanted out of Lloyd, its not the kids fault.
 
2012-03-04 2:23:34 PM  
He said: "I've learned to hate it when the cameras are pointed at me."


Just when I thought he and I would have nothing in common!
 
2012-03-04 2:25:16 PM  
You have to have acted at some point in your life to never act again
 
2012-03-04 2:27:21 PM  
After 12 years you sat down in front of a camera to do an interview vowing to never sit down in front of a camera and do an interview again.

Sounds about right.
 
2012-03-04 2:29:47 PM  
The whole money thing prevents me from feeling all that sorry for the guy, but I'd be pretty pissed if my adult life was defined by something which was more "done to me" than "done by me" when I was 10 years old

I wouldn't want to be defined by ANYTHING about myself at 10 years old.

/22 year old
 
2012-03-04 2:31:06 PM  
He just has a pissed off look to his face. A look like he could snap at any moment.
 
2012-03-04 2:31:09 PM  
Overzealous Star Wars fans ruining things? Who would have ever thought that would happen?
 
2012-03-04 2:31:34 PM  

Big John's Breakfast Log: I seem to recall from the DVD extras that they showed some of the other kids' auditions. There was one dark-haired kid who seemed to have the chops. But George wanted a blonde kid with that Joey Lawrence "bowl" haircut. Should've went for the depth and the darkness instead of some Disney bullshiat. The Anakin character was insufferable and completely unsympathetic.


If I recall correctly: there he was the one who turned the meeting between anakin and padme into something creepy. Lucas was looking for someone to act like a kid, which Lloyd did really well.

I'm sure all the beating up on the Internet didn't help either.
 
2012-03-04 2:33:09 PM  
One reason I have forgiveness in my heart for Jake Lloyd is that Hayden was so so terrible in the next 2 movies it made his non-acting seem superior by default. It's like not minding a black eye because someone just stabbed you in the arm.
 
2012-03-04 2:35:09 PM  
I wonder how much money he's made off of it?
 
2012-03-04 2:38:03 PM  

DarthBrooks: Lucas will probably just airbrush the kid's entire appearance out of the next release of Episode I anyhow. The next young Anakin will be a singing digital Muppet.


"Jedi or "Muppet?" FTW!
 
2012-03-04 2:45:27 PM  

salvador.hardin: Kids don't act. They don't know how to make character choices or what needs to be emphasized. They can imitate very well and they can respond to very specific directions. This can result in some very solid performances, but its not really acting. Lucas got Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, and Liam Neeson to each turn in some of the worst performances of their careers. He wanted cardboard cutouts, not characters.

Lucas got the exact performance he wanted out of Lloyd, its not the kids fault.


I don't really agree with the "kids don't act" premise. Kids are very often naturally better at acting than adults. However, I totally agree that Lucas is at fault for the shiatty performances that made it to film. The Emperor should have popped up and said, "Now, you will pay the price for your lack of vision!" Truly some Asylum quality dialog delivery. Maybe even worse.
 
2012-03-04 2:46:13 PM  

Majick Thise: Never act again?

I would argue that he never acted in the first place.


SO MUCH THIS^
 
2012-03-04 2:49:48 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: DarthBrooks: Lucas will probably just airbrush the kid's entire appearance out of the next release of Episode I anyhow. The next young Anakin will be a singing digital Muppet.

"Jedi or "Muppet?" FTW!


I'm a Muppet of a Jedi:
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2012-03-04 2:56:37 PM  

salvador.hardin: Kids don't act. They don't know how to make character choices or what needs to be emphasized. They can imitate very well and they can respond to very specific directions. This can result in some very solid performances, but its not really acting. Lucas got Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, and Liam Neeson to each turn in some of the worst performances of their careers. He wanted cardboard cutouts, not characters.

Lucas got the exact performance he wanted out of Lloyd, its not the kids fault.


Depends on the director style actually. There are those that micro manage every bit of performance, like Kubrick. And then there are those like Lucas, who think that actors are capable of making their own choices. I thought Liam Neeson, McGregor were pretty damn good. Keep in mind they were Jedi, not prone to being all emotional.
 
2012-03-04 3:06:18 PM  
My life will be complete when Jake Lloyd kills himself.
 
2012-03-04 3:08:54 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Depends on the director style actually. There are those that micro manage every bit of performance, like Kubrick. And then there are those like Lucas, who think that actors are capable of making their own choices. I thought Liam Neeson, McGregor were pretty damn good. Keep in mind they were Jedi, not prone to being all emotional.


Except that even a "hands-off" director of any substantial ability would know when the actors weren't doing well with the material and would make changes. Lucas is a hack. He just had people to tell him "no, that's retarded" back in the 70s/80s instead of yes-men.
 
2012-03-04 3:10:35 PM  

AeAe: My life will be complete when Jake Lloyd kills himself.


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2012-03-04 3:12:18 PM  

El Freak: Yes, nerds, the prequels sucked. We know. The original trilogy wasn't that much better. Get over it and watch something else.


Bullshiat. Recently re-watched Empire Strikes Back. It goes to show you that a story and actors in the hands of a competent director can result in a movie that one can still enjoy 32 years later. Hell - Irvin Kershner made Mark Hamill look good as an actor. That's a fark'n miracle right there.

/not to mention Lucas's ex-wife edited the thing
 
2012-03-04 3:18:13 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: If I recall correctly: there he was the one who turned the meeting between anakin and padme into something creepy.


I'm surprised that Jar-Jar hasn't been mentioned yet in this thread, or is that collective repression?
 
2012-03-04 3:19:25 PM  

Speaker2Animals: North_Central_Positronics: Tell ya what, Jakey: you give back all that money which you made (are making) and then we'll see if that tiny little violin is less loud. Otherwise, you just sound like a spoiled brat who doesn't understand how fame works.

You sound like someone who doesn't understand how bullying works in school.


They made light saber noises at him in school.

Those monsters.
 
2012-03-04 3:20:00 PM  
What is it that they say...."white people problems".
 
2012-03-04 3:30:45 PM  

North_Central_Positronics: Tell ya what, Jakey: you give back all that money which you made (are making) and then we'll see if that tiny little violin is less loud. Otherwise, you just sound like a spoiled brat who doesn't understand how fame works.


You actually think the kid is rolling in dough?

Dunno why people have the impression that just because someone appeared in a movie they must have landed a big payday. This kid got enough to pay for his college education. He also did a little voice work for a few videogames, which may have bought him his first car. Otherwise, that's it. There is no "all that money." He's likely no better off than many (if not most) gainfully employed Farkers.
 
2012-03-04 3:31:11 PM  

AeAe: My life will be complete when Jake Lloyd kills himself.


I think we call that "pulling a Brandis".

/Too soon?
 
2012-03-04 3:38:30 PM  
Its pretty difficult for a child to "act". Kids that age just inhabit a role. A good director can bring out what he or she desires but its not from the usual process. Mostly just using tricks and such.

Its a major reason most children never work again as adults.

Of course this kid was no better or worse than anyone else in those movies. Meaning he was just as awful as the rest of them.
 
2012-03-04 3:40:24 PM  
Eh, I have some sympathy for him. He took the role when he was 10 -- he obviously didn't know what he was getting into. And with child actors in general, the parents really don't think about the implications of the high point of their child's life happening when they are prepubescent.
 
2012-03-04 3:46:37 PM  
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Darth_Lukecash: Depends on the director style actually. There are those that micro manage every bit of performance, like Kubrick. And then there are those like Lucas, who think that actors are capable of making their own choices. I thought Liam Neeson, McGregor were pretty damn good. Keep in mind they were Jedi, not prone to being all emotional.

Except that even a "hands-off" director of any substantial ability would know when the actors weren't doing well with the material and would make changes. Lucas is a hack. He just had people to tell him "no, that's retarded" back in the 70s/80s instead of yes-men.


Pretty much this. There's a behind the scenes video of the first run of TPM before major editing needed to be done and Lucas was all smiles and giggles and though ti was awesome and the looks on the editor and producers face told the real story. Sheer, utter terror at the travesty they just witnessed.

Lucas always had good ideas and a good imagination, but he bought into his own hype. He doesn't know when to "direct" and let others contribute their strengths to make the whole better.

Roddenberry and Trek TNG Season 1-3 were the same thing. Or anything after DS9. When people think their shiat don't stink and think only they can make gold, well, you end up with their shiat, not gold.

As for the performances? Yeah, some of the worst in their respective careers. Not really their fault, just listen to the dialogue. I've read better fan fiction from amateurs.

/"It's a poisonous dart!"
//No shiat! show, don't tell!
 
2012-03-04 3:49:53 PM  
shoegaze99: North_Central_Positronics: Tell ya what, Jakey: you give back all that money which you made (are making) and then we'll see if that tiny little violin is less loud. Otherwise, you just sound like a spoiled brat who doesn't understand how fame works.

You actually think the kid is rolling in dough?

Dunno why people have the impression that just because someone appeared in a movie they must have landed a big payday. This kid got enough to pay for his college education. He also did a little voice work for a few videogames, which may have bought him his first car. Otherwise, that's it. There is no "all that money." He's likely no better off than many (if not most) gainfully employed Farkers.


That's assuming he got a dime. His parents, ie legal guardians, had free rein over any money he made as a child. People that put their kids in showbiz aren't always the most ethical or have the best interests of the child in the forefront.
 
2012-03-04 3:51:09 PM  
Seriously, what is this guy like at the cons he's apparantly paid to go to?

"I hated the role, and I totally hate acting now and my life is worse of for it.... Yes, I'll sign your Naboo fighter model."

Who the hell wants to deal with all that bitterness? Dude, pull a Radcliffe and do just something else. Be a college roommate in a teen comedy, do something off broadway. Be an extra. Put the decade behind you behind you and move on.
 
2012-03-04 3:51:45 PM  
I actually watched the Phantom Menace blu-ray last night for the first time. The FX hold up a lot better than I thought they would.

However, except for Ewan McGregor, every performance by every actor in that film is bad. All of them.
 
2012-03-04 3:57:25 PM  

TyrantII: shoegaze99: North_Central_Positronics: Tell ya what, Jakey: you give back all that money which you made (are making) and then we'll see if that tiny little violin is less loud. Otherwise, you just sound like a spoiled brat who doesn't understand how fame works.

You actually think the kid is rolling in dough?

Dunno why people have the impression that just because someone appeared in a movie they must have landed a big payday. This kid got enough to pay for his college education. He also did a little voice work for a few videogames, which may have bought him his first car. Otherwise, that's it. There is no "all that money." He's likely no better off than many (if not most) gainfully employed Farkers.

That's assuming he got a dime. His parents, ie legal guardians, had free rein over any money he made as a child. People that put their kids in showbiz aren't always the most ethical or have the best interests of the child in the forefront.


Not true. Child actors have a portion of their earnings go into a trust account that their parents cannot touch for any reason.
 
2012-03-04 4:02:36 PM  

DarthBrooks: Lucas will probably just airbrush the kid's entire appearance out of the next release of Episode I anyhow. The next young Anakin will be a singing digital Muppet.


Oddly, I had a copy of Phantom Menace with Anakin and Jarjar edited out almost entirely. It was a vast improvement over the theatrical release.
 
2012-03-04 4:08:29 PM  

Watchtower's Fiction Editor: Who the hell wants to deal with all that bitterness? Dude, pull a Radcliffe and do just something else. Be a college roommate in a teen comedy, do something off broadway. Be an extra. Put the decade behind you behind you and move on.


No kidding. And even if he doesn't want to act, do something useful for the world. Be a good will ambassador for landmine removal, start writing (he couldn't possibly be worse than Stephanie Meyers), do something to earn the right to go to cons and pull a Shatner "Get a life (new window)" routine.
 
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