on Palpatine

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“When you are playing a character of solid blackness, that in itself is very interesting, in the sense that you have no other motivation other than the accumulation of power…  It’s not so much about not having a moral center, it’s just that the only thing that mattered is increasing power.”

“I’ve been trying to find a redeeming feature to Palpatine, and the only one I’ve got so far is that he’s clearly a patron of the arts because he goes to the opera.”

Ian McDiarmid on Palpatine, from Homing Beacon #137