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This is Bookworm's James Answers database and for those who missed it, i thought i'd reproduce the latest bits about the Clone Wars voice that James did.
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars
    • How did the character of Captain Argyus come your way?
      • (12-08 Star Wars.com interview) When George Lucas was casting The Phantom Menace he, for one day maybe, considered me for the role of Anakin Skywalker and possibly found that I was too old. But it was an honor to meet his production crew during the audition and to be considered. I also grew up in the same town, Modesto, as George Lucas and lived about a mile away from him in Marin County when Star Wars came out. I would go to the end of the earth for George, as would anyone else.
    • How did you prepare for the role of Captain Argyus? What was the reason you wanted to use a different accent instead of your normal voice for the character?
      • (12-08 Star Wars.com interview) I was using what I understand to be Standard Stage American, which is what they train you for in school for Shakespeare -- think of it as an island between America and England. I wanted the character to be a bit arrogant so I used kind of a stuffy accent. I hope it worked, otherwise George won't hire me again.
    • Were you a Star Wars fan as a kid?
      • (12-08 Star Wars.com interview) Yes! George Lucas actually invited my entire drama class in 1976 to go to the North Point Theatre in San Francisco to see the first public showing of Star Wars. We waited in line for 3 1/2 hours. When we finally sat down, George Lucas came downstairs and apologized before the movie and said that they were still editing and that the special effects weren't perfect, but said that "I think you'll like it." Then he went back upstairs and it started.

Always interesting to listen to James...  :D


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Dec. 14th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, can listen to him any time. Thanks for that.
Dec. 14th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
Dec. 15th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
Running in to wish you a very happy birthday today!! Hope you had a good day!!
Dec. 15th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
i did have a good day - lots of messages for me birthday, phone calls, texts & emails and a couple of e-cards yodeling Happy Birthday, which made me fall about laughing! And then more Birthday wishes on Facebook; i got quite spoiled... :)
Had Chinese delivered and some yummy ice-cream for afters - go back on the diet SOON!
But yes, a good day.
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