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