Jake Lloyd 10 years later video - Page 2
That "behind the scenes" video shows an unhappy, angry boy in my opinion: and I think that's exactly what Lucas latched onto.
There is one part where Lloyd is upset over a take, says he thinks everyone is looking down on him because he is screwing up, and the crew are trying to cheer him up. If he was like that as a little boy, think what he must be going through now.
If he really wants to move on, he needs to stay the hell away from Fing "star Wars Weekends". He should sell his organs before being in an autograph booth.
Ten years from now, he'll be cast in the adaptation of the 'comic that nobody thought would get made into a movie' Preacher.
He'll follow that success up with remaking the horror franchise... Saw... I dunno, there's not really that many popular horror franchise these days. Of course, he'll be playing Jigsaw.
I wonder what his student films are like, maybe he has a leg up on all his film school classmates. He probably has some valuable inside knowledge, since he did have a starring role on probably the biggest blockbuster of the past 10 years.
Also, I would sincerely hope he is unable to live a day of his life without people shouting him down as he moves about the world. I want to know when he goes shopping for a new flat screen, the sales person says "Yeah.. That TV is really "Wizzard", Right? " flips him off, and walks away.
I know I should blame Lucas, and believe me, I do.... But it's hard not to harbor an intense hatred of Jake Loyd too.
To make use of another franchise's terminology, even as a kid, this guy was a Hufflepuff and, at the time, he was asked to play someone who should've veered either Gryffindor or Slytherin. He never radiated the "special"ness he should have for the role, and he still just sort of comes off as a shmoe, if a shmoe with a rather understandable chip on his shoulder.
I've never seen that movie but it looks like like he plays a prepubescent, alcoholic mailman.
And, no, Mike's Pants, you're not the only one who feels sorry for him.
On the one hand, he's set for life, on the other, it is awful that he gets so much shit because of that film, especially by angry fanboys. Only few child actors have real talent like Kiernan Shipka, so I always think it's a low blow by anyone to knock him for something he did when he was only 8.
Is he set for life? I mean he goes to these conventions and charges for autographs right? I don't think a couple of movies and a tv show set you up for life unless Lucas is being VERY generous with likeness rights. Culkin pulled that off but he was HUGE and his father was like the scariest manager alive.
For 'Yippee' alone Lucas shoukd give Lloyd ten million dollars, once a year, for the rest of his life.
I searched around but couldn't find anything on this story so I'll go ahead and post it here. If this is already being discussed elsewhere then sorry.
Poor Jake Lloyd, things aren't looking up for the guy :
I hope he turns his life around, IMO, he's gotten way to much shit over the years that's completely unwarranted.
Is it me or is Jake Lloyd turning into a meaner-looking Leonardo DiCaprio? I mean facially, of course, rather than financially, talent-wise, or number of women bedded.
It gets worse.
I hope he gets the help he needs. Plus: a shave.