Did you hear the one about "Star Wars" and Spike?

Remember the one about James Marsters ["Buffy"] playing Grand Moff Tarkin in "Episode 3"? Well you can forget that. According to a report on Aint it Cool, Marsters hasn’t even been approached by anyone at Lucasfilm to play the character, despite the fact he would definitely be interested. "He said he has talked to Lucas before and was called in to read for Anakin of all things, but knew he wouldn’t get it due to his age. Turns out that George’s daughter is a huge Spike fan and wanted her dad to meet him because he’s a great actor. But when he found out that the Peter cushing role was being connected to him, he was thrilled and said he would love, love, love, to be a part of anything related to Star Wars."