Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Saved The "Star Wars" Prequels By Playing Anakin Skywalker
WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW GOOD WE ALMOST HAD IT.
The heavily criticized Star Wars prequels have quite the reputation among fans and the general public. Heck — there's even fan-made "anti-cheese" edits on YouTube of the three films.
Well, what if I told you America's sweetheartthrobbae, Leonardo DiCaprio, almost played Anakin Skywalker? AKA young Darth Vader? AKA no Hayden Christensen acting? AKA MORE LEONARDO IN OUR LIFE?
In a recently resurfaced ShortList interview from six years ago, DiCaprio revealed he talked to George Lucas about playing the Force-sensitive Anakin, but didn't feel up to tackling the role at the time:
"I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that [playing Anakin Skywalker] as well, yes. I just didn't feel ready to take that dive at that point."