SALT LAKE CITY — Sorry, Padme fans. Natalie Portman won’t be appearing in the next “Star Wars” film (unless something changes).
What happened: Rumors suggested Portman would make an appearance in the upcoming “Episode IX” film. Her character, Padme Amidala, has not been seen in the “Star Wars” universe since “Revenge of the Sith,” where she died of a broken heart.
Portman appeared on BuzzFeed News’ AM2DM Twitter show and denied the rumor when she was asked about it.
"Really? I don't know anything about that. I'm guessing that's not true because I don't know about it yet,” she said.
Of course, we’ve seen dead characters pop up in “Star Wars” before. In “The Last Jedi,” Yoda made an appearance to help out Luke Skywalker, for example.Comment on this story
Never met: Funny enough, Mark Hamill, who plays Padme’s son Luke Skywalker, has never met Portman. He wrote in a tweetthat he never met her before despite them being mother and son in the films
"Fun Fact: I've never met this woman,” he wrote.
Portman addressed the comments on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” according to ComicBook.com.
"It’s such a shame, I would love to meet him. Mark, I would love to meet you, come over!" Portman gushed.
She added, "That would be a good first step."