Taika Waititi made an awkward confession that he asked Star Wars actress Natalie Portman if she’d ever been in the blockbuster franchise.
Taika Waititi Had An Uncomfortable Conversation With Natalie Portman About Directing His Upcoming Performance Star Wars movie.
Speak with rolling stonethe Kiwi filmmaker confessed that he had forgotten that the actress was in the blockbuster franchise.
The Thor: Love and Thunder director said while they were filming the Marvel movie, he asked Portman if she was ever in a… Star Wars movie.
‘She said to me, ‘What are you up to now?’ I said, ‘Oh, I’m trying to work on a Star Wars thing. Have you ever wanted to be in a Star Wars movie?’ ‘ said Waititi.
“She said, ‘I’ve been in a Star Wars movie,’ and I went, ‘…should we do another shot?’ †
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Portman starred as Queen Padmé Amidala in The Phantom Menace† Attack of the Clonesand Revenge of the Sith† Despite mixed reviews from fans and critics, the prequel trilogy grossed $2.5 billion at the box office.
Lucasfilm announced in May that Waititi would direct his own play Star Wars film, but the production company was unclear about when Waititi’s addition to the franchise would debut.
“Not this year,” Waititi said.
“I will be in New Zealand from August to the end of the year with Our flag means death and Time Bandits and during that time I will still write. I’m still trying to figure out what the story is.”
Waititi did say he had a lot of work ahead of him.
“I’m never going to please the fans,” he said.
“You know, I don’t want to mess with something so dear. You also feel that you have to do a lot of research. † † and I have no time.”
some die hard Star Wars fans found Waititi’s lack of knowledge disturbing.
“Why do they keep giving Star Wars movies to directors who don’t know much about Star Wars?” a disgruntled fan tweeted†
“We expect a guy who directs a Star Wars movie to know one of the main characters of Star Wars,” another tweeted†
Thor: Love and Thunder is now in theaters
– with New York Post