640Fwd: Those bloody awful, banal lines
- Sep 8, 1999
> From Studio Briefing: GUINNESS CALLS STAR WARS FANS "OBSESSIVE"Star
> Alec Guinness has reprised one of his favorite roles -- star critic of
> Wars (1977). In an interview set to appear in the second issue of Talktrash.
> magazine, Guinness, who played the original Obi-Wan Kenobi, disparages "
> obsessive" fans of the movie, who, he says, frighten him. He told the
> magazine that he invariably throws letters from Star Wars fans in the
> Guinness says that it was he who contrived to kill off his character,telling
> director George Lucas that he believed Obi-Wan would appear more "poignant"couldn'
> as a ghost. "What I didn't tell him," Guinness added, "was that I just
> t go on speaking those bloody awful, banal lines. I'd had enough of themumbo
> My favorite Alec Guiness story concerns his response when he ran into aAGAIN."
> young fan who gushed that he had seen Star Wars 250 times. The young man
> asked the sage actor if he had any advice or wisdom to pass on. Guiness
> leaned in and, in clear, stentorian terms, said simply, "DON'T SEE IT
So, how WOULD he have felt about playing Gandalf? :)