Published On: Wed, Aug 29th, 2012

Jake Lloyd moves on from ‘Star Wars’ to pursue writing and directing

Jake Lloyd is famous for his role in “Star Wars: Phantom Menace,” playing the young Anakin Skywalker. Lloyd was present at the massive Star Wars Celebration VI this weekend, reminiscing with fans about his “Star Wars” role, posing for photographs and signing autographs.

Jake Lloyd is moving on to seek a career behind the camera photo/Nightscream

“It’s awesome,” Lloyd told The Global Dispatch on Saturday adding “It’s great you know. seeing people you worked with as a child. You grow up, change so much and (here) you can rekindle bonds.”

Lloyd, now in film school, is working expanding his career with a documentary highlighting the Tibertian refugees in India, who are attempting to escape the persecution of the Chinese.

From several episodes on TV’s “ER” to the key role in “Jingle All the Way” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Colorado actor landed the role to play the young Darth Vader in George Lucas’ 1999 prequel.

Lloyd has been vocal about the nightmarish consequences of his “Star Wars” role, telling the Daily Mail in March that school became a “living hell” and watching “Phantom Menace” became “creepy.”

Despite these challenges Lloyd was pleased to his fans that lined up to meet the young actor.

“They’re all ages, and it’s a cool reaction…a little bit of everybody,” he said.


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