Natalie Portman Reveals the Prop She Stole From the ‘Star Wars’ Set And Ooen To Franchise Return

Natalie Portman revisited her time playing Padme Amidala in the Star Wars movies.

The 41-year-old actress starred in 1999′s The Phantom Menace, 2002′s Attack of the Clones and 2005′s Revenge of the Sith, which kicked off a new era of the Star Wars franchise.

While participating in GQ‘s Actually Me segment, Natalie answered a couple of questions from fans about the movies. In the process, she revealed a surprising prop she stole from set and weighed in on returning to play the character again.

Natalie wore some impressive looks while onscreen as Padme. However, she took home a piece of Anakin Skywalker actor Hayden Christensen‘s costume after they finished the second movie.

“From the second one, I took one of Anakin’s braids,” she revealed. “He had that little braid hanging down.”

She doesn’t still have it though; Natalie confirmed that she’s since lost it.

Would she be interested in reprising her role in any sort of way?

“I have no information on this. No one’s ever asked me to return, but I’m open to it,” she admitted.

The segment comes just a few days after the actress paid tribute to Star Wars Day in a sweet but subtle way.

Natalie Portman is making the case that the term can be used for more recent (and rare) styles—specifically those from six years ago. Attending the premiere of The Zone of Interest at the Cannes Film Festival, Portman dazzled in a strapless Dior gown from the brand’s fall/winter 2017 collection.

While the runway version features branded straps, Portman decided to go without them for her premiere look (perhaps to accent the blinding Chopard jewels on her neck). The Dior piece’s ombre sequins delicately fade from a pale to dark blue and are accented by a thin black belt at the waist. There is also an overlay of blue tulle placed on the skirt—a detail that looked especially stunning as the actress moved throughout the carpet.
Natalie Portman has admitted that she was ‘p***ed’ after finding out that Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as her for making the same movie.

To be fair, you would be very annoyed if you discovered that someone was making loads more money than you for doing the same work, wouldn’t you?

Yet, as simple as that equation sounds, this is the reality for many women across many different jobs.

Simply put, they’re right to be p***ed off, and it’s all of our jobs to try to call out this sort of disparity where we see it.

The film in question was 2011’s No Strings Attached, a romantic comedy that saw Portman and Kutcher in the lead roles playing a pair of friends who embark on a ‘no strings attached’ sexual relationship without falling in love with each other.

Still, we’re not here to pick over whether the movie was actually any good or not, we’re here to talk about why Portman got paid less than Kutcher, despite receiving equal billing.

Portman has opened up about this in the past, telling Marie Claire: “We get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy.”

Whilst she admitted that she knew about the wage difference at the time, the Black Swan actor also said that she perhaps wasn’t as annoyed about it as she should or could have been.

“I knew, and I went along with it because there’s this thing with quotes in Hollywood,” she said.

“His [quote] was three times higher than mine, so they said he should get three times more.

“I wasn’t as p***ed as I should have been.”

On a more general note, she said: “I don’t think women and men are more or less capable.

“We just have a clear issue with women not having opportunities.”

Portman went on to say that women need to speak up about this pay disparity, but it also takes everyone to start doing it.

Obviously, Kutcher isn’t responsible for the pay disparity, even if – on this occasion – he was the beneficiary of the higher wage.

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