Natalie Portman Is Open To Returning to Star Wars
For fans of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Natalie Portman’s Padme Amidala was one of the most defining characters of the franchise.
First appearing in 2001’s The Phantom Menace, Padme was not only the love interest to Anakin Skywalker but a fierce warrior for democracy herself.
The eventual mother of Luke and Leia Skywalker, Padme’s death at the end of 2005’s Revenge of the Sith cemented Anakin’s turn to the Dark Side and would eventually lead to the rise of Darth Vader.
Padme’s story would eventually be fleshed out in the Clone Wars animated series, although the character was voiced by Catherine Taber for the duration of the show’s run.
Portman Would Reprise Her Role As Padamae If Asked
Despite not appearing in the Star Wars universe in nearly two decades, Natalie Portman recently revealed that she would be open to returning to the role if the opportunity came up.
“I have no information on this. No one’s ever asked me to return, but I’m open to it,” Portman said.
As the children who grew up with the prequel trilogy have come of age, the series has been re-examined and is now held in high regard by many Star Wars fans.
In fact, Disney recently returned to the era for 2022’s Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, with Ewan McGregor reprising his role as the famed Jedi Knight.
Could Padme Return?
While Padme’s death would likely preclude the character from appearing in post-Revenge of the Sith era stories, the character could reappear in flashbacks, or perhaps in any new Clone Wars-era media.
Regardless of whether or not we see Padme again, it is good to hear that Natalie Portman would return to the role.
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