Here's HC's take on the scene and how he portrayed it from the newest SW Insider: For Christensen, the confession scene w/ Portman was the most pivotal as a turning point for his character. "That scene was particularly important to me," he said. "Up until that point, Anakin has that childish, dismissive tone. He has the arrogance that a child has. So it was important to me, when he is on his own emotional and metal brink, that he break down and cry, and display his emotion the way a child would. The fact that he breaks down and cries like a baby is important to me, because it will show a larger change and a greater transformation from someone who reacts to a tragic event by crying and asking for help, to someone who would react very differently in the future. That's why I made those choices. I put a lot of effort into that scene."