Really like and Thunder’ director questioned Natalie Portman if she desired to be in his ‘Star Wars’ film, forgetting that she starred in the prequel trilogy

Natalie Portman at the Thor: Love and Thunder premiere and in Star Wars

Natalie Portman’s no stranger to a massive franchise. Several years prior, she starred in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy.Alex J.Berliner/ABImages, Lucasfilm

“Thor: Enjoy and Thunder” director Taika Waititi forgot Natalie Portman starred in “Star Wars” movies.

Waititi told Rolling Stone he asked Portman if she needed to be in his future “Star Wars” movie.

He claimed she reminded him that she performed an essential purpose in the prequel trilogy as Padmé Amidala.

“Thor: Really like and Thunder” director Taika Waititi was so enthusiastic about the chance of functioning with Natalie Portman, that he momentarily forgot her prolonged résumé.

“Natalie explained to me, what do you do following? And I claimed ‘I’m attempting to do the job on a ‘Star Wars’ thing,” Waititi instructed Rolling Stone when recalling how he pitched her on returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the “Thor” sequel. “Have you at any time required to be in a ‘Star Wars’ movie?’ She mentioned, ‘I’ve been in ‘Star Wars’ films.'”

“I forgot about all those ones,” Waititi extra, laughing.

Waititi was referencing the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy in which Portman had a quite critical role not only as Queen (and afterwards senator) Padmé Amidala, but also as Anakin Skywalker’s top secret wife and eventual mother to Luke and Leia Skywalker.

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Natalie Portman as Senator Padmé Amidala in “Star Wars.”Lucasfilm

You could argue that there would be no Skywalker Saga without Padmé.

Not substantially is acknowledged about Waititi’s “Star Wars” undertaking.

1st announced in 2020, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy described Waititi’s film as “contemporary, unforeseen, and … special.” In accordance to Vanity Truthful, Waititi’s movie will likely be the following “Star Wars” movie we see in theaters.

In “Really like and Thunder,” Portman reprises her part as Dr. Jane Foster, an astrophysicist who, this time about will get to wield the mighty hammer of Thor.

Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor in "Thor: Love and Thunder."

Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor in “Thor: Love and Thunder.”Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios

Waititi informed Rolling Stone that he pitched the strategy of bringing Foster’s character again into the fold.

“Basically, I was like, a whole lot of enthusiasts overlook Jane Foster, and folks want to see her once more,” reported Waititi.

In accordance to Waititi, Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige was extra than receptive of that plan, stating he preferred to figure out a way to carry Mighty Thor into the movie with Portman in the function.

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“It did not choose a great deal convincing,” Waititi mentioned, including, “She had hardly ever read of that [Jason Aaron] run of the comic, so I just dropped off some comics for her… At any time you talk to, how did we solid so-and-so? We made available them hundreds of thousands of bucks and they stated, ‘Yes!'”

“Thor: Like and Thunder” is in theaters Friday. You can read through our evaluation below.

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