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Star Wars: King Charles Thought Natalie Portman was in the Original Trilogy

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It can't be denied that Natalie Portman's involvement in the Star Wars franchise helped launch her career to the next level. After appearing in all three films of the prequel trilogy — The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, she quickly became one of Hollywood's most bankable actors.

Obviously, Star Wars was a massive part of her career. This is why it's no longer surprising how nearly two decades after her last appearance in a galaxy far, far away, Portman is still being asked questions about the franchise. In a recent interview, she shared a hilarious encounter with the British Royal Family.

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Star Wars: Natalie Portman Says King Charles Asked Him if She Was in the Original Trilogy

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Appearing on Watch What Happens Live along with Julianne Moore to promote their latest Netflix project May December, Portman was asked by host Andy Cohen if she remembers anything about meeting the Royal Family during Episode 1's premiere in 1999.

The Padme Amidala actor would then recall meeting King Charles who asked the future Oscar-winner an equally surprising and hysterical Star Wars question.

Portman shared: "I remember Prince Charles, he was then Prince Charles, asked me if I was in the originals. I was like, ‘No, I’m 18!’ But he was very friendly."

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In the same interview, Portman expressed her openness to return to Star Wars after her prequel trilogy contemporaries Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor had a galactic resurgence last year.

While Lucasfilm has yet to make things official, it's still safe to say that Padme's chances of returning in a spinoff project are considerably high.

Meanwhile, all of your Star Wars favorites are available to stream on Disney+.

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