Natalie Portman Is Open to Returning to 'Star Wars' as Padmé

Natalie Portman is recreation to return to the Star Wars universe as Padmé Amidala — a job she first performed 24 years in the past, in Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace. All she wants is a name from Lucasfilm.

In response to a query from a Reddit person in GQ‘s “Really Me” collection, which inquired about Portman’s return because the character in a forthcoming movie or tv undertaking, she mentioned, “Nobody’s ever requested me to return, however I’m open to it.”

Whereas her character’s unique storyline got here to a conclusion in Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Padmé’s potential return will not be all that unlikely. Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker and Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi each reappeared in Disney+’s collection, Obi-Wan Kenobi, 17 years following their respective conclusions in Revenge of the Sith. Additional, Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn, from Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, additionally reappeared for the collection, making the case for Padmé’s revival that rather more tangible.

Whereas Padmé’s story has not but continued on-screen in dwell motion, it has acquired new chapters in a trilogy of younger grownup books in addition to the animated collection, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Given the return of the aforementioned characters (and Padmé’s multimedia revival elsewhere), maybe the probabilities are excessive that Portman might obtain the decision quickly.

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