Is Natalie Portman Returning to Star Wars?

Natalie Portman received hearts in all places as Padmé within the Star Wars prequel motion pictures and he or she would not be in opposition to reprising the function — if somebody would solely ask.

“I’ve no data on this,” she stated throughout a GQ video series on Could 19 in response to a fan’s Reddit put up about whether or not she’d reprise her function. “Nobody’s ever requested me to return, however I am open to it.”

Portman performed Padmé in George Lucas’s three Star Wars prequels, which aired within the late Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s. Sadly, Portman’s character dies within the third film, 2005’s “Revenge of the Sith,” which has made it tough for her to reprise her function. Nonetheless, Padmé’s story has been continued within the animated TV present “Clone Wars” and a trilogy of younger grownup novels, per IGN, which means that there could also be room for her to reappear someplace alongside the way in which.

Since her Star Wars look, Portman has appeared in lots of different main tasks, akin to “Black Swan,” which netted her an Oscar for greatest actress in 2011. Most lately, she starred in “Could December,” which premiered on the 2023 Cannes Movie Competition.

Although we could not see Portman within the Star Wars universe once more, there’s undoubtedly much more Star Wars content material on the horizon. Lucasfilm introduced that it is producing a brand new slate of Star Wars motion pictures and TV exhibits within the close to future, together with a film starring Daisy Ridley as Rey and a Disney+ collection about Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka.

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