Hey, how about one more Star Wars story before the year is out? This one is a doozy. George Lucas sat down with Charlie Rose for an interview, and during their chat he made it clear he is still not over selling off his sci-fi franchise for $4 billion. Like, bitter ex-boyfriend style not over it.
"I said, 'If I get in there, I'm just going to cause trouble because they're not going to do what I want them to do and I don't have the control do that anymore, and all it would do is muck everything up,'" Lucas says. "So I said, 'OK, I will go my way and let them go their way.' And it really does come down to a simple rule of life, which is when you break up with somebody, the first rule is no phone calls. The second rule, you don't go over to their house and drive by to see what they're doing. The third thing is you don't show up at their coffee shop or their thing like you're going to run it. You just say, 'No! Gone! History! I'm moving forward.' Because every time you do ... something like that, you're opening the wound again, and it just makes it harder for you. You have to put it behind you, and it's a very, very hard thing to do. But you have to just cut it all off and say, 'OK, end of all game. I've got to move on.'"
Yeah, totally not over it. Also, how weird is it to use analogies about stalking an ex-girlfriend to talk about a business deal with an entertainment corporation? But it gets worse: "Everything in your body says, 'Don't. You can't,'" Lucas says. "These are my kids. I loved them. I created them. I'm very intimately involved with them." Then Rose notes, "You sold them," to which Lucas responds, "I sold them to the white slavers that take these things, and ..." Yikes. Somebody give this billionaire a hug.
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