Natalie Portman ‘Open’ to ‘Star Wars’ Return But No One’s ‘Asked’


Nonetheless a fan of sand? Natalie Portman revealed she’d be involved in reprising her function within the Star Wars universe — however somebody has to method her about it, first. 

“I’ve no info on [future Star Wars movies]. Nobody’s ever requested me to return,” Portman, 41, wrote in response to a fan query through the Tuesday, Might 23, episode of GQ’s “Truly Me” sequence. “However I’m open to it.”

The Black Swan star starred as Queen Padmé Amidala within the sci-fi franchise’s prequel trilogy. Portman portrayed Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) love curiosity — and the mom of Luke and Leia Skywalker — however died whereas giving delivery on the finish of the third movie. 

Following her loss of life in Star Wars: Episode 3 — Revenge of the Sith, which was launched in 2005, followers have typically been vocal about their need to see the favored character return in a special timeline, arguing that Padme was not given the correct send-off. “Any likelihood that Padme/Natalie Portman would return to Star Wars? Her character actually deserves it with the way in which she was handled in Revenge of the Sith & general significance for the OT story,” one individual requested GQ by way of Reddit in preparation for Portman’s interview.

Along with discussing a possible return, the No Strings Hooked up actress additionally opened up about her famously intricate wardrobe from the movies — and revealed which stunning piece she stole from set. 

“[The costume design] was wonderful,” she gushed to the outlet. “From the second [film], I took one in every of Anakin’s braids. He had that little, like, braid hanging down. However then I misplaced it, in order that’s not very useful.”

Portman isn’t the one former main woman who is able to soar again into George Lucas’ ever-expanding world. It was introduced final month that Daisy Ridley — who starred as Rey within the final revival trilogy — would reprise her function in a brand new film set after the occasions of Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy introduced the information in April on the Star Wars Celebration in London. Particulars in regards to the movie are minimal up to now, however Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will pen the mission whereas Steven Knight is about to direct. 

“My coronary heart is pounding,” Ridley, 30, mentioned on the occasion after the movie was introduced. “I’m very thrilled to be persevering with this journey.”

Obaid-Chinoy, 44, instructed followers that the brand new film will happen 15 years after the occasions of Skywalker and can comply with Rey as she makes an attempt to construct a brand new Jedi Order. “I’ve at all times been drawn to the hero’s journey and the truth that the world wants many extra heroes,” the filmmaker defined. 

Earlier this 12 months, the England native confessed that she didn’t know if she’d get an opportunity to play Rey once more, however hoped for the chance to current itself. 

“I liked my expertise, I liked what I bought to do and I like the individuals I set to work with,” Ridley instructed The Hollywood Reporter in February. “So, ought to that occur once more, even as soon as, wonderful.”