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Taika Waititi Asked Natalie Portman if She Wanted to Be in HIs ‘Star Wars’ Move, Having Forgot She was Padmé

Published on July 6th, 2022 | Updated on July 6th, 2022 | By FanFest

Taika Waititi is working on a Star Wars project, yet he seems to have forgotten which actors have already appeared in the Star Wars franchise.

Waititi revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that he asked Natalie Portman, who played Padmé for three films, if she wanted to act in Star Wars.

“Natalie said to me, what do you do next? And I said ‘I’m trying to work on a Star Wars thing. Have you ever wanted to be in a Star Wars movie?’ She said, ‘I’ve been in Star Wars movies.’ I forgot about those ones. [Laughs]”


We’re not sure if he was offering her a job or just being polite. Perhaps he wanted to offer her a role but is now too ashamed to do so—or maybe he realized that adding Padmé would ruin the continuity.

Not much is known about what his Star Wars thing is, and your guess as good as ours. There hasn’t been a whole lot revealed to the public, and Waititi has given offbeat, rambling remarks at times. Later in that same conversation, one example emerged:

“I saw on Twitter, someone’s like: I’d actually really love to see a movie about Chewbacca’s grandmother. And I was like, I shouldn’t have said that because this is awesome! But I just feel like for me, I’m never gonna please the fans. You know, I don’t want to mess with something that’s so treasured. Also, you feel like you’ve got to do a lot of research . . . and I don’t have any time. [Laughs] I mean, there’s thousands of books that have been written, these volumes of books about Star Wars with all those characters. I just don’t have time to get through them. So I can’t say like, you know, confidently, I’d be able to do something that’s like very close to what everyone knows. I’m not promising that I’m not going to do anything like that. I’m just saying: It’d be easier for me to not do that. Would you like to see a Jar Jar Binks movie?”

You may be completely forgetful of Portman because she was the breathtaking Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder, which will premiere in the coming days.

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