By the way Ian McDiarmid talks about his character,
Emperor Palpatine, you can tell that he really enjoyed playing the part
of a Sith head honcho. And why shouldn't he be? He has had some involvement
with Palpatine for over 20 years! Ian McDiarmid knows Palpatine and what
makes him tick.
Here is a little of what Ian McDiarmid had to say about being Emperor Palpatine
one last time:
[Ian McDiarmid interview below]
I think the Emperor is the incarnation of evil,
and he's only really interested in power and manipulation. Nothing else
gives him any pleasure. He's a Sith from way back, and they don't have a
moral universe. They want to create power for themselves by destroying others.
It's very interesting to play a character that is irredeemable. There are
even real people that have that kind of motiveless malignancy. It's like
watching [former Yugoslavian president Slobodan] Milosevic, somebody that
only seems interested in power and manipulation.
Wow, the guy makes a relation between Sith and
real people... tough love for Milosevic.