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  • Stolzi@xxx.xxx
    ... Star ... trash. ... telling ... couldn ... mumbo ... AGAIN. So, how WOULD he have felt about playing Gandalf? :) Mary S
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 8, 1999
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      > From Studio Briefing: GUINNESS CALLS STAR WARS FANS "OBSESSIVE"
      >
      > Alec Guinness has reprised one of his favorite roles -- star critic of
      Star
      > Wars (1977). In an interview set to appear in the second issue of Talk
      > 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
      trash.
      > 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"
      > as a ghost. "What I didn't tell him," Guinness added, "was that I just
      couldn'
      > t go on speaking those bloody awful, banal lines. I'd had enough of the
      mumbo
      > jumbo."

      ....

      > My favorite Alec Guiness story concerns his response when he ran into a
      > 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
      AGAIN."


      So, how WOULD he have felt about playing Gandalf? :)

      Mary S
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