On The CW’s Monday-night sci-fi drama “Star-Crossed,” Matt Lanter plays a teen-age alien wooing a human high-schooler (Aimee Teegarden), but in real life, he’s a married adult, and his sci-fi heart is also already taken. Sorry, girls and geeks.
Zap2it: You’re the voice of Anakin Skywalker in both the animated film and TV versions of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” but some newspaper accounts said you went beyond that and had a “Star Wars”-inspired wedding to Angela Stacy in June 2013. Is that true?
Matt Lanter: Well, my wife is going to be mad that people are saying it was a “Star Wars” wedding, because it wasn’t a “Star Wars” wedding, per se; it had some “Star Wars” elements. I’m OK with saying it’s a “Star Wars” wedding, but I don’t think she is.
It had some “Star Wars” elements. We had some storm troopers out there, well, for the “Star Wars” junkies, technically, we had Clone Troopers at the wedding. I had a “Star Wars” groom’s cake. In the vows, my wife said, “I promise I’ll always be the Padme to your Anakin.”
Zap2it: What’s it like playing a humanoid alien high-schooler on The CW’s “Star-Crossed” when, in reality, you’re an old married man?
Lanter: High school is a time in everyone’s life that we always remember, so it’s not terribly hard. I’ve also been playing high school for the last five years on “90210.” I’m trying to graduate, and no one is allowing me to.
Zap2it: Were there any “Star Wars” references on set?
Lanter: I feel like there were some “Star Wars” references on set, but don’t know if they made the final cut. We’re going to have to watch. Hopefully, they’re subtle enough not to stick out.