7 Star Wars Actors Who Slammed The Franchise

Star Wars actors have been trashing the franchise since the very beginning...

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Ever since George Lucas convinced 20th Century Fox to give him a chance and create something truly wonderful back in the late 70s, fans have been drawn to the Star Wars universe, but not everyone is as enamored with the saga as the fans are.

As it happens, several of the people who starred in the movies had some rather negative things to say about the franchise in which they worked, and in some cases, it may have even cost them their job.

For most people, it seems counterproductive to trash a franchise that either employed them or made them a star, but when you get right down to it, some folks haven't had the best of luck fighting for or against the Empire and the First Order. In several cases, working on those films ended up hurting people's careers and their mental health.

Not everyone who has worked on a Star Wars project has trashed the franchise, but these people who did may end up surprising you. Whether they said something in anger or out of a feeling of disappointment, these Star Wars alums had some pretty strong opinions about Lucas' universe.

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