Ron Howard Once Defended THE PHANTOM MENACE’s Jake Lloyd

Turns out Ron Howard‘s relationship with Star Wars far predates his current involvement with Lucasfilm. Because long before he was tasked with taking over as director on the young Han Solo movie, he volunteered to defend young Jake Lloyd‘s performance in The Phantom Menace.

Seth Stevenson at Slate shared the story about how he came to hear from a worked up (and mostly correct) Howard after Stevenson published an article about the buzz surrounding the release of Episode I. In his very...


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