Natalie Portman On Darker 'Episode III'

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman, who plays Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, says that the final Star Wars movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is even darker than previous installments. "As far as the filming, yes, it's darker," Portman told Sci-Fi Wire. "It was really intense. We worked really hard. Hayden [Christensen] and Ewan [McGregor] were both amazing, and Ian McDiarmid. We all worked hard, and hopefully we'll see a good movie when it comes out."

Her role in the movie sees her play Anakin Skywalker's secret wife and the mother of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.

Portman says shes sadden by the fact that the next movie will be the final one in the trilogy. "It was a big chunk of my life," she said. "It was 10 years from the time I started to the time the next film comes out. So, as with all phase changes in life, it's both sad, because you're not going to go back and see the same people, and then exciting as to what is ahead."

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