Look, I am all for the actor finding roles that bring out the best in them and making themselves a better performer. Obviously some actors have it and others, like Jessica Alba never will. What I can't stand is when an actor bad mouths a franchise that made them a ton of money and made them famous.
Hayden Christensen has been going around on his press junket for the crap film Jumper by saying that he will never work with George Lucas again and that Star Wars "wasn't necessarily anything you could feel good about creatively. It's not why you become an actor, to do stuff like that."
Ummm. So you became an actor so you could do crap like Jumper which the studio was planning on making a bunch of until this one turned out so bad?
Maybe you would like to go back and do what you were doing before you got lucky enough to get cast in the Star Wars franchise. Oh, and that franchise that stifled your creativity. I don't remember anyone holding a gun to your head saying that you needed to audition for the role or that you needed to accept the role when offered to you. Seems to have served your needs pretty well, so for you to come out and throw a bunch of that artist bullshit aqt the world now seems really f**king hypocritical since you were plenty happy to be cashing those paychecks the past few years and becoming famous long before you ever could have hoped.
Yes, you did a good job in Life As A House, but it was in a supporting role and those are always easier to do well in. Plus, it was a hell of a well written role.
All you have to say when people ask you questions is just say that you loved your time with George Lucas and thank him for everything and that you are excited about the next stage of your career. Don't be a snob, because you are not that good, and you would still sell your soul for enough money as evidenced by Jumper, so why don't you just shut up and be thankful.