Natalie Portman has not forgotten her Star Wars roots

Natalie Portman’s film career continues to grow, and though it’s been a while since she portrayed a character in the Star Wars universe, she hasn’t forgotten where she’s been.

In a recent segment on The Late Late Show, the actor could be seen bringing back some of her most iconic roles since the beginning of her career — including Queen Amidala, the role that solidified her place in the Star Wars franchise forever.

Portman first joined Star Wars in 1999’s The Phantom Menace, and went on to portray Padmé Amidala in the film’s two sequels. She has not played the character since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, but does honor her character in the video below.

Though Portman did not reprise her role as Amidala in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the character does feature prominently in the series as a Senator defending the galaxy from the ongoing war tearing it apart. E.K. Johnston’s book trilogy (commonly referred to as the Queen’s Trilogy) further expands her character and chronicles her life as a member of the Galactic Republic government.

The character’s screen time, in the larger scope of Star Wars as a whole, may have been painfully minimal. But the actor who played her has gone on to make up for that in her various roles across Hollywood.

Portman most recently reprised her role as Jane in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, emerging as Mighty Thor in Thor: Love & Thunder. While it’s unlikely she will ever return to Star Wars, no one expected Liam Neeson to reprise his role as Qui-Gon Jinn in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, but here we are.

You never know what might happen.

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