Natalie Portman Is Open to a ‘Star Wars’ Return

Natalie Portman

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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