Nerd target Moby
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 February 2008
Moby was a hate-target for 'Star Wars' "nerds" when he dated Natalie Portman.
The 'We Are All Made of Stars' musician briefly romanced the stunning actress - who played Queen Padme Amidala, Luke Skywalker's mother, in three of the sci-fi movies - in 2000, but admits the relationship angered some hardcore 'Star Wars' fans.
He told Spin magazine: "I guess in some people's eyes, nerds might be mildly sexy - and, as a nerd, I'm certainly happy to enjoy some of the effects of that.
"But as far as the very brief affair that I had with Natalie, it's made me a target of a lot of nerd wrath. You don't date Luke Skywalker's mom and not have the fans hate your guts."
Moby previously admitted his relationship with Natalie quickly fizzled out as the pair realised they were better suited as friends.
He added: "We dated so briefly that you almost can't call it dating. She's one of my close friends, and has so much more character and substance than most people I know. At this point, she's like my cousin. If we were to find ourselves making out again, it would feel a little incestuous."
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