Here on Factfiend we occasionally like to discuss character from fiction or sometimes real people from history who possess neither the ability or desire to give the faintest whiff of a shit. Today is the turn of Darth Vader.
Frank Sinatra is best known for two things; singing a bunch of shitty jazz songs in 1950’s and his love of immaculately pressed suits. In regards to the latter, Sinatra’s obsession with cleanliness was such that his friends made fun of him for it.
Samuel. L Jackson is a national treasure, a badass and Nick Fury in that order. However, Jackson is also famous for playing, in his own words “the baddest Jedi in the galaxy next to Yoda” and as such, the actor was insistent that the character not die like a punk.
For decades Mattel has struggled to sell Ken dolls to little girls who’ve repeatedly had to explain to baffled Mattel executives that they simply don’t think he looks cool. When Mattel tried to address this in the 90’s they inadvertently made him look super gay. Much to amusement of the gay community.
It’s natural for an actor to feel protective of a character they’ve played for a long time, but it’s important for both actors and fans to realise that sometimes, that shit just won’t fly. Something apparently nobody has told Anthony Daniels, since he seems to believe he’s the only person alive who can play C-3PO.