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James Earl Jones Talks 'Star Wars,' Retirement And 'Love Letters'

A: Too much complexity and too little simplicity. Complexity is caused when there is a lack of trust and lying. Simplicity happens when there is honesty.

Q: If your legacy could be just one of your performances, which would you choose?

A: It would be "King Lear" and "Mice and Men."

Q: I thought you would include "Roots" in that.

A: "Roots" was a team effort. I was lucky to be part of it.

Q: What gives you the biggest thrill in your life?

A: When something happens between my wife and my son and me. They are sharp wits and I am not. So when something unexpected happens and we get to giggling, it is wonderful. They have a great sense of humor.

Q: Who are your favorite actors?

A: All actors are incomparable and I wouldn't even like to venture as to who I prefer. There are no best. We are all incomparable in a most flattering sense.

Q: What is something most people don't know about you?

A: If you don't know, it means it is nobody's business but mine.

Tickets prices for "Love Letters" at the Warner Theater begin at $125. Information: 860-806-6003 or e-mail GreenwoodsPresents@gmail.com

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