Imagine handing a veteran TV presenter a $35,000 movie prop – and not just any prop, but Mace Windu’s lightsaber from Attack of the Clones – as he goes live from Los Angeles back to the UK on popular morning show Lorraine and watching as he snaps a part of it off on live TV. That happened, and here’s how.
He said: “All this stuff made for the movies. This from Star Wars Attack of the Clones.
“This was the one used by Samuel L Jackson. How much do you reckon this may go for? $25-30,000.”
He then swooshed the lightsaber around a little as if he was pretending to use it, before handing it over to a member of the crew who was standing off camera.
That’s when something seemed to break off in his hands.
“Oh, woops,” he said, as he looked at the camera with a very worried look on his face.
He then held up what looked like a piece of metal before swiftly handing it back to his off-screen aide.
Lorraine started laughing in shock before pulling a worried face.
“Oh no,” she said. “You know that you said that was worth 35 thousand dollars?
“It’s maybe now worth 35 dollars.”
- Star Wars Art Ralph McQuarrie
- Hardcover Book
- McQuarrie, Ralph (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 800 Pages - 09/27/2016 (Publication Date) - Harry N. Abrams (Publisher)