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Hayden Christensen's agent Dani Delio on the buzz about the actor landing a starring role in "Star Wars: Episode II - The Rise of the Empire": "He just really wants to do good work. That's really important for him. This other stuff I don't think has hit him yet. I don't think he realizes the calibre of what's going to happen to him. But he's with a great cast, if it happens, he'll be with a great cast and he'll have great experiences because they're shooting all over the world."---Quoted to Toronto Sun, May 9, 2000.

"It's in the eyes. He's on the verge of adulthood, so his face still has this innocence, but in the eyes, there's this intelligence that's so knowing, so mature, which makes him just perfect for Anakin."---"Star Wars" casting director Robin Gurland quoted in Entertainment Weekly, November 2, 2001.

"It was important to me that if I did a movie before "Star Wars", that I be as unrecognizable as possible. I want to make sure [my work as Anakin] is as impactful as can be. I don't want to detract from that by developing some persona before that film comes out."---Hayden Christensen quoted in Entertainment Weekly, November 2, 2001.

"All my characters have characteristics I don't know anything about, and that's the joy. Being able to justify their actions, and find sympathy in their wrongs, and understand their accomplishments. After Life as a House I took a while off and tried to remember who I was at the beginning of the film. You obsess, and it's exhausting, to lose your sense of self."---Christensen quoted in London's Evening Standard, March 1, 2002.

"Dad wanted me to go to university on a tennis scholarship," Christensen told Entertainment Weekly, May 19, 2005. "When I got the part (of Anakin), he sent me a card that said, 'Some things are bigger than a tennis scholarship to Harvard.'"

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