Natalie Portman open to Star Wars return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 January 2017
Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman would be open to returning to the 'Star Wars' universe as Queen Amidala

Natalie Portman would like to return to the 'Star Wars' franchise.

The 35-year-old actress portrayed Queen Amidala in the three prequels of the saga, and now the franchise has been rebooted with 'Rogue One: A Star Wars' story going back in time, it would be possible for her character to make a reappearance, and she is open to coming back.

She said: "No one has approached me about it at all, as far as I know."

Asked if she'd accept an approach to come back, she added to the Guardian newspaper: "Of course I feel very lucky to have been part of the Star Wars universe and the mythology that's close to many people's lives. I think they're doing an amazing job extending the films. Sure."

But the pregnant actress - who already has son Aleph, five, with husband Benjamin Millepied - admitted she hasn't yet seen 'Rogue One', which was released last month.

Asked if she's seen the film, she said: "Not yet; I'm dying to."

The 'Jackie' star also spoke out about her frustration at the lack of equality in Hollywood and insists it is something everyone should take responsibility for.

She said: "Every year it's exclusively male-directed, written and filmed movies that we're talking about in awards season. Not that men shouldn't be making films.

"I love watching men's films. It's just crazy that there is such a minority of women's voices out there.

"If someone notices that there's only one woman at the table they need to make a change. Or if they notice that there are no minorities getting prominent roles in film ... they need to make a change."

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