Nobody forces Gary Oldman to do anything -unless of course they force with.. The Force.
Out doing the promo rounds for “RoboCop”, Oldman tells Sky Movies that the “Star Wars Episode VII” camp are interested in him for some sort of role – I’m thinking the older version of Wicket the Ewok; dude could really add gravitas to that part – in the 2015 (not so far, far away) blockbuster.
Without giving away too much, the “Dark Knight” and “Harry Potter” alum confirms that “they’ve called” him about doing the movie. If there’s a reason he doesn’t expand on its answer, it’s likely only because he doesn’t like to jinx himself before anything is in writing – dude essentially says it himself.
J.J Abrams seems to be chasing some big guns for “Episode VII” – just as George Lucas did with the prequel trilogy, by bringing in everyone from Alvin Purple’s Graeme Blundell, “Playschool” alum Jay Lagi’aa, ‘Damien’ from “Home & Away” – with Hugo Weaving and Judi Dench also rumoured to have been approached.
Some may recall that Oldman was originally penciled in to reprise the voice of General Grevious, the chap in charge of the Droid Army, in Lucas’s prequels. Oldman pulled out of vocal duties when he found out the gig fell under ‘non-union’ (But obviously things have changed now that Lucasfilm is owned by Disney, and Lucas is barely involved in the new series).
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.