Natalie Portman open to Star Wars return
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 January 2017
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."