Natalie Portman Says She’s ‘Open’ to Reprising ‘Star Wars’ Role: ‘No One’s Ever Asked Me to Return’

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Star Wars, which made its cinematic debut in 1977 with the eponymous film, continues to captivate and surprise fans worldwide, even after all these years.

However, the universe created by George Lucas is currently experiencing a challenging period. The conclusion of the Skywalker saga left a substantial portion of the audience and critics disappointed, and some of the television series failed to make a significant impact (including the third season of The Mandalorian).

With the conclusion of Luke’s story and the other characters, the Star Wars Celebration event offers a glimpse into a unique and uncertain future. Interestingly, a familiar face from the past expressed a desire to return.

It’s none other than Natalie Portman, who played Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars Prequel and expressed her willingness to explore the potential of a return to the Star Wars universe.

In a recent interview with GQ, Natalie Portman revealed that she remains open to rejoining the saga. While she hasn’t received official contact, she strongly desires to be part of Lucas’ world again. “I have no information on this. No one’s ever asked me to return, but I’m open to it.” 

It is worth noting that the return of Padmé seems doubtful, considering her character’s demise in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) shortly after giving birth to Leia and Luke. However, one should never say never in the ever-expanding universe of prequels and spin-offs.

The future of Star Wars remains uncertain, but the galaxy far, far away continues to hold the intrigue of fans around the globe. Furthermore, it is essential to mention that The Mandalorian, one of the most popular series within the Star Wars universe, recently premiered its third season on Disney+ on March 1, 2023.