When the actor who voices Anakin Skywalker on the hit series Star Wars: The Clone Wars visits Disneyland park, you just know that he’s going to check out Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and that is exactly where we caught up with Matt Lanter.
Here is what Matt had to say when I caught up with him inside the Star Trader, moments after exiting his Starspeeder 1000.
“Star Tours is amazing – so awesome. The 3-D is incredible! I mean you can come and experience this more than 50 times in a row and have a different experience every time. That is pretty unique from any other ride.”
I then asked Matt if he’s able to experience Star Tours as other fans do, or does being a part of the Star Wars universe make it different somehow for him?
“It’s really weird for me. I’m such a fan of Star Wars. So on one side I experienced it just like a fan – just in awe of being in these worlds that I’m such a fan of. But at the same time, because I’m part of Star Wars: The Clone Wars I felt like I was watching other people to see their reactions. Like everyone at Lucasfilm, I have such pride and passion for Star Wars, it’s so great to see people enjoy it as much as we all enjoy being a part of it.”
Matt is such a great ambassador for Star Wars. Whenever I flip channels and see him on 90210 I immediately say “There’s Anakin!” In fact I think Lucas should go back and but him in episodes 2 and 3… Hayden did a pretty good job at the time, but Matt does an even better job!
And Star Wars 3D is AWESOME!