The 10 best Star Wars-themed Saturday Night Live skits

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Natalie Portman monologue

March 4, 2006

Like Carrie Fisher before her, Natalie Portman struggled to break free from her role in the Star Wars universe.

After Portman played Padme Amidala in the three prequel films she was ready to branch out — and prepared to answer every question about Star Wars, cutting through gender stereotypes and showing the haters who’s boss in a 2006 “SNL” monologue.

Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis play ill-informed fans, allowing Portman to put them in their places.

Finesse Mitchell steals the segment with a question of his own.

“Star Wars … what is that?” he asks.

That 2006 episode is best remembered for her “Natalie Raps” digital short

“All the kids looking up to me can suck my d—,” she raps, walking past a girl dressed as Padme.

Portman recorded a similar, updated rap segment for her 2018 appearance on “SNL.”

“Now, I have to ask Natalie, have you seen the new Star Wars movies?” interviewer Beck Bennett asks.


“Well, they’re really good. They’re much better than …”

“Better than what?” she snaps.

And there’s Natalie back in her makeup and outfit as Padme, defending the prequels and Jar Jar Binks.