Star Wars actress Natalie Portman owes a lot to her involvement in the billion-dollar franchise that pretty much launched her acting career to the moon over two decades ago but surprisingly enough, the actress, who played the iconic role of Padme Amidala in Episodes I, II, and III has not shown the prequel films to her two children. Quite ironic when you think about it considering the entire franchise has always been geared towards kids, and kids-at-heart, of course. Especially the prequel films which begins with the exploits of a young Anakin Skywalker.
In a recent interview with Yahoo, Portman recalled her wonderful experience working on the prequel films, saying that she had so much fun being in Star Wars. "It’s so fun to be part of something that kids relate to so much," she shared. Apparently, she has a good and valid reason why she chooses not to let her children watch her Star Wars films, despite her son having seen the recent episodes. Natalie continued: "I think it’s so weird for them to think of me as anything other than their mom. 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."
While I'm pretty sure Natalie isn't at all ashamed of her brilliant work in the franchise, even though it's widely regarded by a lot of diehards as one giant hot mess, it's still her prerogative whether she'd like to show it to her children or not. However, I'm sure that in the future, when they're a lot older, they'll be able to sit down, watch, and enjoy seeing their mom play the strong-willed Padme just like Natalie enjoyed playing the legendary role because let's be honest, Portman will never escape her Star Wars shadows. And hey, at the end of the day, viewing all episodes in the Skywalker saga is essential.
Speaking of the Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian Season 2 is hitting Disney+ this coming October 30.
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