...after appearing in a movie that more people eagerly looked forward to seeing than any film in history....after "being in the most anticipated film of all time".
Someone representing the Sci-Fi Australia blog met with Jake Lloyd in Australia to interview him. The young actor, who was an alum (alumnus*) of the Star Wars series by virtue of having appeared in one of the films, was apparently sad and depressed.The Sci-Fi Australia blog caught up with the glum Star Wars alum "Down Under"
*An alumnus is a male graduate of some school (female: alumna; general plural: alumni). The meaning can be generalized to someone who has completed participation in some major event or activity.
Episode One refers to the first of the highly anticipated sequels to the original Star Wars trilogy (and the one in which Lloyd appeared as a youngster)....who sounds more Eeyore than "Episode One."
Eeyore is a character from Winnie the Pooh, a pessimistic, sad-eyed donkey who is typically characterized as being depressed over some perceived failure. The writer is making a joke about Jake Lloyd.
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