Actress Natalie Portman, who played Padmé Amidala in Star Wars, reveals if she will return to the saga.
The movie Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005) sealed the fate of Natalie Portman’s Padmé Amidala. But even so, there have been some rumors about a possible return. Now the actress talks about it in a recent interview with GQ.
“I have no information on this. No one has asked me to come back, but I’m open to it.”
So, his return may not be in the plans of those responsible for Star Wars, but luckily he leaves the door open.
The actress also spoke about a curious anecdote, since while filming Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), director Taika Waititi offered her a role in a Star Wars movie that he will make in the coming years, completely forgetting that Natalie Portman already was in the saga as Padmé Amidala. She explains it this way:
“He says he forgot about me being in the saga, because he asked me if I wanted to be in a Star Wars movie. And I said: he was! I thought he was joking. He’s so joking, I thought it was a joke. And then, he said in an interview, that he was embarrassing himself afterwards.”
Taika Waititi and Natalie Portman
Does a return of Padmé Amidala make sense?
Natalie Portman played one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars saga. As Queen of Naboo and later as a Senator, Padmé became a key figure in the fight against oppression and injustice in the galaxy, demonstrating her courage, leadership, and dedication to the cause.
Born on the planet Naboo, Padmé showed exceptional intelligence and determination from a young age. She assumed the position of queen at a young age and proved to be a skilled and cunning leader. During her reign, she faced the Trade Federation blockade of Naboo and personally led the resistance to free the planet from her. Her boldness and her ability to remain calm in times of her crisis earned her the respect and admiration of her people.
After her term as queen, Padmé became a senator from Naboo in the Galactic Senate. There, she tirelessly fought for rights and justice in the galaxy. Padmé was a staunch defender of democracy and strongly opposed the growing power of Chancellor Palpatine, who would later reveal himself as the Sith Darth Sidious. Padmé joined other brave senators, such as Bail Organa and Mon Mothma, to form a coalition against the oppressive rule of the Empire.
In addition to her political skill, Padmé was also a fearless warrior. She demonstrated her fighting skills on several occasions, defending her life and those she loved. Most notably, she participated in the Battle of Geonosis, the first conflict of the Clone Wars, where she led an army of clone troopers to confront the Separatists.
However, Padmé is not only noted for her political and military achievements, but also for her compassionate heart and desire to build a better world. She is known for her passion for justice and her fight for the rights of the underprivileged. Ella Padmé believed in the galaxy’s ability to unite and overcome oppression, and her message of hope resonated with all who heard it.
Natalie Portman as Padmé Amidala
Unfortunately, Padmé’s fate was tragic. In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Padmé died shortly after giving birth to her children, Luke and Leia. Her death was a devastating blow to the Rebel Alliance and to all those who fought against the Empire. So a return would not make much sense, unless it was for a vision of one of the protagonists.
You can see the Star Wars movies in which Natalie Portman has participated on the Disney Plus streaming platform.