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Old February 17 2013, 09:05 PM   #16
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That doesn't read like she hates the character, only her own mortality. Besides, it predates the announcements of the new movies and, I believe, statements that she was interested in doing more movies.

ETA: I just re-read it. Yeah, she definitely is not bitter at the character or being associated with Leia. She's lamenting her own aging and possibly being reminded of her bygone youth everytime Leia is referenced. Don't confuse it with hate for the character though.
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Old February 18 2013, 10:09 AM   #17
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I gotta say, just seeing the thread title gave me chills. Who would have thought you could ever be spoiled about Han Solo on screen again.

That letter of Fisher is not bitter, it's reflective.
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Old February 18 2013, 02:16 PM   #18
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Updated for newer audiences of course.
With a blindingly white interior and lots of lens flares.
It is nice that these guys are coming back to provide continuity, but I certainly hope that this movie does not fall into the trap of including too much from the old movies. It would be nice to see Han as a general or something, or Luke as a wise jedi master, but the story needs to be carried by a younger cast playing the next generation.
I really hate the idea that only young people can star in movies.
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Old February 18 2013, 02:18 PM   #19
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That doesn't read like she hates the character, only her own mortality. Besides, it predates the announcements of the new movies and, I believe, statements that she was interested in doing more movies.

ETA: I just re-read it. Yeah, she definitely is not bitter at the character or being associated with Leia. She's lamenting her own aging and possibly being reminded of her bygone youth everytime Leia is referenced. Don't confuse it with hate for the character though.
Agreed. I'm sure that with the right take on Leia, she'd consider it.
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Old February 18 2013, 06:20 PM   #20
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I really hate the idea that only young people can star in movies.
I don't think that's the case at all. But I do understand studios 'playing the percentages' by casting younger actors as the central characters when building a movie series that could conceivably run ten to fifteen years.

We're all fragile, but the younger you are the less likely you are to 'expire' or run into an affliction that could complicate the process.
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Old February 18 2013, 07:03 PM   #21
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I really hate the idea that only young people can star in movies.
Do you want to see a CGI Han Solo because Harrison can't jump over a retracting cat walk?

A younger actor can perform more of the stunts
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Old February 18 2013, 07:07 PM   #22
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Alec Guiness did just fine in the original movie.
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Old February 18 2013, 07:12 PM   #23
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How I hate passing the torch movies.
I too. As De Kelley said, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
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Old February 18 2013, 07:15 PM   #24
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I really hate the idea that only young people can star in movies.
Do you want to see a CGI Han Solo because Harrison can't jump over a retracting cat walk?

A younger actor can perform more of the stunts
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Old February 18 2013, 07:15 PM   #25
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How I hate passing the torch movies.
The alternative is often 'No more movies'.
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Old February 18 2013, 07:18 PM   #26
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Alec Guiness did just fine in the original movie.
But he had five or six minutes screen time total in the next two films? It wouldn't have devastated the production if something happened he didn't or couldn't return.
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Old February 18 2013, 07:20 PM   #27
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Alec Guiness did just fine in the original movie.
But he had five or six minutes screen time total in the next two films?
Uh, because Obi-Wan was fucking dead in those movies?
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Old February 18 2013, 07:24 PM   #28
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Alec Guiness did just fine in the original movie.
But he had five or six minutes screen time total in the next two films?
Uh, because Obi-Wan was fucking dead in those movies?
Kiss your mother with that mouth?

Kenobi wasn't one of the central characters of the trilogy, so you could afford to go with an older actor. Which goes back to my original point, you can have older stars but if you're planning out a ten to twelve year series of films you're going to use younger actors for ongoing characters.
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Old February 18 2013, 07:27 PM   #29
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I just hate the idea that you can't have a character over 40 as lead in a sci-fi movie. Did anybody seriously think Hayden Christensen made a better lead than an older Hamill, Fisher and Ford would have?
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Old February 18 2013, 07:31 PM   #30
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Did anybody seriously think Hayden Christensen made a better lead than an older Hamill, Fisher and Ford would have?
I'm not sure it's fair to compare since he was playing a different character.

* I think all four are atrocious actors.
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