Thursday 31 December 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio Explains Why He Passed on the Chance to Play Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars Prequels } E!

Leonardo DiCaprio was afraid to embrace the dark side.

In a recent interview with ShortList, the 41-year-old Revenant actor revealed that he passed on the chance to play a young Anakin Skywalker in two of the three Star Wars prequels, 2002's Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and 2005's Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

"I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that, yes," DiCaprio confirmed. "[I] just didn't feel ready to take that dive. At that point." Hayden Christensen was cast instead, and he just so happened to reflect on his role Tuesday in an interview with The Los Angeles Times. "I felt like I had this great thing in Star Wars that provided all these opportunities and gave me a career, but it all kind of felt a little too handed to me," the actor said of joining the blockbuster film franchise 13 years ago. "I didn't want to go through life feeling like I was just riding a wave."

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