The Star Wars prequels are long beyond us now that we have new Star Wars movies releasing yearly, but they are not typically looked upon quite as favorably as either the new or original trilogy. Despite having strong performers like Samuel L. Jackson, Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman in all three movies, the prequels are not regarded as good movies. Portman has been in plenty of great movies since her Padme days, but she still occasionally has to put up with Star Wars comments and questions. She's having none of that in a new sketch from Saturday Night Live in which she hardcore raps about Jar Jar Binks. Check it out.
12 years ago, Natalie Portman appeared in one of the earliest SNL Digital Shorts in which she rapped about what a straight-up murderer she was during an interview with Chris Parnell. The Lonely Island-produced video is a bonafide SNL classic and it's hard to believe that it took the show this long to make a true sequel. Portman hosted SNL the other night and between making fun of Stranger Things and the New England Patriots, she once again rapped her heart out about what a bad ass she is.
While breaking things and putting a dildo on a switchblade, Natalie Portman defended the Star Wars prequels. Dressed in full Queen Amidala costume and makeup, Portman demanded a man to say something nice about the prequels while pointing a gun at him. Then she made him say something positive about Jar Jar Binks ("he's tall?") before having him kiss Jar Jar's 17 dicks. So, stop asking her about the prequels, you guys!
For those curious, The Lonely Island did indeed write "Natalie's Rap 2." The group confirmed on Twitter that they wrote the song in Los Angeles on Thursday and then SNL shot with Portman in New York City on Friday. Andy Samberg, who made a brief return for a cameo in the video, was filmed in Los Angeles.
While this sequel -- like most SNL sequels -- didn't live up to the original, it's still a pretty fun video. It was never going to have the surprise factor of hearing Natalie Portman, who in 2006 was still seen as a "nice girl," hardcore rap about her thug lifestyle. If you've never seen the original or just want to walk down memory lane, you can check out the video below.
Saturday Night Live is going on a brief break but it will be back on March 3, 2018, on NBC at 11:30 EST, with Charles Barkley hosting.
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