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My review of EP II

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02.28.2013 , 10:23 AM | #11
I don't really think that the problem with the love scenes were mostly caused by the actors either...
I mean if you think of these lines:

ANAKIN: From the moment I met you, all those years ago, a
day hasn't gone by when I haven't thought of you. And now
that I'm with you again, I'm in agony. The closer I get to
you, the worse it gets. The thought of not being with you
makes my stomach turn over - my mouth goes dry. I feel
dizzy. I can't breathe. I'm haunted by the kiss you should
never have given me. My heart is beating, hoping that kiss
will not become a scar. You are in my very soul, tormenting
me. What can I do? I will do anything you ask...
(taken from )

What could he possibly have done better? That's not something anyone would actually say I think - maybe write in a desperate love letter on the attempt of being poetic, but never say.

He could have tried to appear less determined, less defiant towards Padmé. He could have tried to speak as though he was struggling inside rather than angry and challenging, not constantly look at her but sometimes appear as though he was fighting to find words to express his feeling, put some more doubt into it....

Or the line: If you are suffering as much as I am, tell me.
Might have been pronounced more like a plea, less demanding...

but I doubt that that would have made things better and I doubt he Hayden Christensen had a choice on that matter, it's more likely that the director told him to play exactly the way he did.

I think when you're an actor and see something like that in a script you can try to argue (as Harrison Ford sometimes did) but ultimately you'll have to say what's written there, even if it's crap.