Star Wars: Natalie Portman reveals why her children still haven’t seen the prequel trilogy

Highly anticipated films received mixed reviews and disappointed many fans upon release

Annabel Nugent
Monday 12 October 2020 09:19
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Natalie Portman has revealed that her two children have not yet seen the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

The Oscar-winner – who famously portrayed Padme Amidala – said that she is yet to show the three films to her nine-year-old son Aleph and three-year-old daughter Amalia.

“I haven’t shown my kids the movies yet,” she told Fatherly. Portman explained: “I think it’s so weird for them to think of me as anything other than their mum.”

The Black Swan star continued: “They’ve seen the recent Star Wars movies that I am not in – my son has, my daughter, is too young.

“It feels really lucky to be part of something that’s every child’s imaginary world. It’s very exciting to be able to impress my kids a little bit.”

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Earlier this year, Portman opened up about the poor reception of the trilogy, which included The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005).

She said: “It was hard. It was a bummer because it felt like people were so excited about new ones and then to have people feel disappointed.”

Next, the 39-year-old will be reprising her role as Jane Foster in the forthcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, only this time her character will be picking up the hammer and becoming the Goddess of Thunder.  

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