LOS ANGELES—Director Axel Braun has cast Lexington Steele as Darth Vader in his upcoming big-budget, 3D feature Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, to be distributed by Vivid Entertainment.
“The role of Darth Vader is obviously crucial to the movie, and I needed somebody with enough charisma and stature to bring it to life,” Braun said. "Lex is not only a terrific performer and a legendary figure in the adult business, but also an incredibly talented actor, a true professional and a class act.”
The legendary Steele is a three-time AVN Male Performer of the Year—accolades he garnered an unprecedented three times in a row. He owns his own production company, Mercenary Pictures.
Steele follows in the footsteps of James Earl Jones who voiced Vader, and David Prowse who played the role in costume.
“Axel was totally determined to get Lex for the Vader role, he never even considered anyone else,” Vivid founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch said. “We're all happy that he was available and excited about playing this iconic character.”
Braun’s Batman XXX: A Porn Parody, his first parody for Vivid, has remained in one of the top three slots of the AVN Retail Buzz charts for nine weeks in a row.