I'm the blackest villain of all time.
As an actor, you find yourself in many unusual places.
Consistency is very important when you're making films.
That's the mark of a great storyteller, never to give away secrets in advance.
And also, it's sort of my job to make you believe things about him that aren't true about me.
The part that I think is one of the most interesting is of course the one that Hayden Christensen plays.
I suppose it's easy to play a hypocritical politician with a smiling face; it's also quite gratifying to play.
There were a number of people who helped me get there, and the one I always mention is Michael Byrne, the great master swordsman and brilliant stunt double.
For me it's even more interesting, because my character comes out of the shadow. It's a chance to really act emotionally, because the situation is an extreme one.
When George asked me to be the prequels, it was the same kind of meeting - it was very short and to the point. It was nice to see him after a long time, and we met in a hotel room.