Latest Movies: Leonardo DiCaprio reveals he did turn down the role of Anakin Skywalker



Its been rumoured for years but finally Leonardo DiCaprio has admitted he did turn down the role of Anakin Skywalker in the much criticised Star Wars prequels.

The Hollywood superstar confirmed he did meet franchise creator George Lucas but opted not to down that career path.

I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that as well, yes, I just didn’t feel ready to take that dive. At that point.”

The role eventually went to Hayden Christensen who caused much headlines with his portrayal of the man who became Darth Vader, not helped though with a terrible script and storyline in all three films, which nearly killed the franchise.

Only this week, The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams admitted he toyed with the idea of bringing back the character of Anakin in the new film, as a Jedi Ghost….a plan that never came to fruition.

What Leo would have brought to the role is something we will now, never know…….


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