Okay hear me out: George Lucas cast Hayden for the amazing role of Anakin Skywalker because he thought that Hayden already came with a natural dark side. I agree with this but it is not entirely based on what I saw in the movies.
I’ve watched several Star Wars documentaries and enough behind-the-scenes videos to conclude that he is actually quite fascinating to watch during rehearsals and in those moments when the cameras aren’t officially rolling. It’s really amusing and a little sad because Anakin could’ve been his iconic role. He really could’ve made it fucking awesome but something weird happened whenever ‘action’ was called.