George Lucas won the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program 2013 Daytime Emmy for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which, remarkably is only his second Emmy throughout his entire career. The creator of the Star Wars universe was quick to let everyone know that it was only his third major award, after also winning a post-retirement NAACP award for his work on Red Tails in 2012.
Access Hollywood caught up with Lucas on the red carpet, who had just been handed his award by Carrie Fisher. Talk very quickly turned to Star Wars: Episode VII, where the retiree revealed how relieved he is not to have to worry about the sequel.
"I think its great. I don't have to worry about these guys any more. (Laughs)"
He then revealed that director J.J. Abrams has been too busy to speak with him about the hugely anticipate project.
I have not spoken to J.J. He has been busy with Star Trek. I'm sure he'll let me know when he's got some questions. You know? That's all going well. Kathy [Kennedy] tells me it's working out great."
George Lucas is notorious for imposing his views on other creative artists, and getting his way when it comes to Star Wars. It sounds like J.J. Abrams might be staying away to keep his own artistic integrity on Star Wars: Episode VII in check.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.