There are few things everybody likes about the “Star Wars” prequels, but the acting is not one of them. Though in defense of the actors — among them usually-reliable folks like Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ewan McGregor — they were working with some terrible scripts, and with George Lucas, who isn’t exactly known for eliciting the most colorful performances out of his cast. Hayden Christensen probably got some of the worst criticism — some of it deserved, though it wasn’t entirely his fault either — but he does have one defender in his corner: Nicolas Cage.
Out doing press for his latest movie of the week, “Outcast,” Cage singled out his co-star Christensen’s work in the “Star Wars” prequels while sporting the greatest hair ever. “And so, I watched George’s movies, and the work Hayden did with George, and I was very impressed with Hayden’s sort of edgy, dangerous, dark and still soulful performance,” Cage explained to IGN. “I thought it was superb. And so I really connected with him.”
Cage also really likes Hayden’s sad eyes.
If someone could just start a show with Cage talking about the various qualities of the actors he’s worked with, I’d watch it in a second. But for now, I guess I have a reason to watch “Outcast.” Watch Cage be Cage below.