7 Star Wars Actors Who Slammed The Franchise

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

Star Wars Obi-Wan Regrets

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.

7. Anthony Daniels

Star Wars Obi-Wan Regrets

Anthony Daniels has been associated with the Star Wars franchise from the very beginning, and thanks to playing one of the most important droids in the galaxy, he's been in every movie, which includes a role as Tak in Solo: A Star Wars Story, though his other appearances were as C-3PO, which is a role he's played in dozens of projects over the years.

It's well known that he and his closest co-star, Kenny Baker, hated one another, but it seems unlikely someone like Daniels would trash on the franchise in any way. If you look at his IMDb page, it's clear the vast majority of his career was built on Lucas' franchise, but even he has spoken out against Star Wars:

"Ah, the prequels. I turned one on the other night... The effects are clever but pointless. The skill is there, but so what? Coldness, that’s the word. Bleakness, even.”

While he isn't the only person who worked on the movies to comment about the overuse of special effects when the prequel movies came out, he's probably one of the most notable actors who worked on the series to say something like that. Calling it cold and bleak isn't the best compliment he could have given his boss either, but there isn't anyone else who can voice that droid as Daniels can.

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