- Natalie Portman is open to reprising her role as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars saga.
- Portman’s Star Wars co-stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen recently returned in the 2022 Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- In 1999, Portman met Prince Charles at the London premiere of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.
Natalie Portman has expressed her willingness to return as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars universe, despite the fact that her character passed away at the end of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith. In an age of limitless possibilities, alternate realities, and creative ingenuity, there might be a way to resurrect the character from the prequel trilogy. Portman said during an interview on Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen:
No one has asked me [to come back]. But I’m open to it […] yeah.
Portman’s Star Wars co-stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen recently reprised their roles from George Lucas’ prequel trilogy in the 2022 Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Portman has fond memories of making those three films:
“It was the first time I had ever shot digitally. I don’t think anyone was shooting that way then. First time working with a green screen — it was just like a whole new set of skills to pick up and a whole new world to enter and obviously like all of the Star Wars mythology that everyone lives in in this country. To get to be part of that was awesome.”
In real life, Portman experienced a memorable moment during the London premiere of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace when she met Prince Charles:
I remember Prince Charles asked me — he was then Prince Charles — asked me if I was in the originals. And I was like, ‘No’ [laughs]. I was like, ‘I’m 18.’ But he was very friendly.
They discussed George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars saga, and Portman shared her thoughts on working with him:
George was very easy to work with.
Currently, Natalie Portman stars alongside Julianne Moore in the Netflix film May December, which has a 92% Tomatometer score and an audience score of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing.