The Star Wars franchise holds a special place in moviegoers hearts, as its been passed down across the generations. And though Disney is producing critically acclaimed and financially successful blockbusters, the fandom can't forget about George Lucas' divisive prequel trilogy. While there were some strong moments, those three films are largely considered the black sheep of the galaxy far, far away. But some great talent was attached, including Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala. Portman recently visited Disneyland, and snapped a fantastic photo with a Stormtrooper on the way. Check out the awesome photo below.
Just like the rest of us, Natalie Portman can't help but enjoy time in the most magical place on Earth. The Oscar Winning actress seem thoroughly tickled to be interacting with a Stormtrooper, despite her vast experience in the galaxy far, far away. Then again, she only had Clone Troopers in her movies, and didn't interact with them after Attack of the Clones' climactic battle on Genosis.
Natalie Portman may have been the female lead of all three prequel Star Wars movies, but she's been distancing herself from the property in the years since. The actress has been open about the difficulty of getting work after the movies completed, so she hasn't been keeping up with each blockbuster. Although she did score brownie points with her kids by bringing them to the set of The Last Jedi. It was also recently revealed she has never met her onscreen son, Mark Hamill. The two have somehow never crossed paths, although not purposefully. Let's hope Luke and Padme can finally come face to face soon.
Natalie Portman made her Star Wars debut with The Phantom Menace, playing Queen Amidala of Naboo. She was a fierce young ruler, whose outlandish outfits were only eclipsed by her commitment to her people. She'd eventually grow older and more mature with the following two blockbusters, striking up a secret romantic relationship with Anakin Skywalker. She also remained a staunch politician, serving on the Galactic Senate until its eventual takeover by Emperor Palpatine.