[Movies] The Original Darth Vader Wants A Role In Star Wars: Episode VII Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.19.2013
David Prowse wants to be in the film…
In an interview with the Hull Daily Mail, David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, said he would like to have a role in Episode VII. Here are highlights:
On not being as well known as other franchise actors: "I still have my anonymity to a certain extent, which is nice. I enjoy being able to sit down privately and talk to people but I also enjoy the acclaim. I've been getting a lot of recognition lately – all of a sudden, it really seems to be taking off."
On playing an iconic villain: "He said nobody would ever forget Darth Vader and here we are 30 years later and I am chasing all over the world doing these personal appearances. Nobody remembers the goodies in films. Everyone remembers the villains. Vader is now recognized as the ultimate screen villain of all time."
On returning to the franchise: "Unfortunately, Darth Vader was killed off. But it would be nice to come back and do another character, because no one's ever seen my face. I was never unmasked."