Star Wars: Natalie Portman is down to return for more prequels
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Actress Natalie Portman, famous for playing Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars series, has confirmed that she’s interested in returning for further appearances in the franchise. The only issue? She hasn’t been asked.
There’s a lot to be excited about right now when it comes to Star Wars. We’re mere months away from the release of Ahsoka which, judging by the trailer, looks great. Who else is super hyped about seeing a live-action Thrawn? It was also announced at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year that Daisy Ridley will return as Rey in a new Skywalker Saga sequel. I adore the sequels yet they were always tinged by a sour taste with all the director changes. It’ll be nice to see Daisy return to the franchise in somewhat of a fresh start. Others are also looking to make a comeback though too, including Natalie Portman.
Take a look at the trailer for Ahsoka below. The series premieres in August.
In an interview with GQ, Portman was asked if she’d ever return to the franchise to which she said, “I have no information on this. No one’s ever asked me to return, but I’m open to it.” I’d love to see more from Padmé but I do wonder exactly how it would work. The character meets her demise by the end of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith.
I suppose we don’t know too much about her life prior to the events of Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Then again, Padmé was pretty young then and Portman has aged since filming those movies, obviously.
Her prequel co-stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen returned in last year’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, but both characters survived Revenge of the Sith, so that was a much easier story to write, I’d imagine. Padmé did return in the Clone Wars series. Perhaps we’ll see a Tales of the Jedi-esque animated project focusing on an untold Padmé story. Just please make something happen Lucasfilm.