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The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971).

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Revenge of the Sith | Behind the Scenes | Amy Allen Transforms Into Aayla Secura

“The role of Aayla came about just prior to the release of Episode II. I was working for ILM as a stage production assistant on EP II. SW was in full swing and George Lucas had spotted a Dark Horse Comic Book with Aayla on the cover. My production manager and friend Julie D'Antoni asked me if I was up for the part! I said sure. After all I had previous Twi'lek experience. For the DVD of The Phantom Menace, I was a Twi'lek Senatorial Aide. I am pretty sure this all came to fruition in January/February of 2002. Overall it was a fantastic experience and one I will never forget.” - Amy Allen

Kobe Bryant and head coach Mike D'Antoni of the Los Angeles Lakers sit on the bench before a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center on November 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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