Natalie Portman Had A Great Time Hanging Out With A Stormtrooper At Disneyland

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.

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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.

While Natalie Portman doesn't seem quite as Star Wars crazy as the rest of us, the above photo of her with a Stormtrooper in Disneyland is heartwarming, and will no doubt excite the generations of fans who followed her intergalactic adventures for three films.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is in theaters now, and the next installment in the Star Wars franchise will come when J.J. Abrams' Episode IX arrives on December 20, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.