Natalie Portman at Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Samuel L.
Jackson, Christopher Lee, Pernilla August, Rose Byrne...
US Release Date: May 16, 2002
Filmed: during the summer of 2000 (June 26 - September
20) in Australia (Fox Studios), Tunisia (Matmata &
Tozeun), Spain (Plaza de España, Sevilla, Andalucía) &
Italy (Como, Lombardia & Royal Palace, Caserta, Campania)
and on March 2001 for some reshoots in London.
Natalie's Character: Amidala
Plot Summary: Ten years after the events of The Phantom
Menace, not only has the galaxy undergone significant
change, but so have our familiar heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan
McGregor), Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) and Anakin
Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) as they are thrown
together again for the first time since the Trade
Federation invasion of Naboo. Anakin has grown into the
accomplished Jedi apprentice of Obi-Wan, who himself has
transitioned from student to teacher. The two Jedi are
assigned to protect Padmé whose life is threatened by a
faction of political separatists. As relationships form
and powerful forces collide, these heroes face choices
that will impact not only their own fates, but the
destiny of the Republic. and then things go to hell.
Summary taken from StarWars.com.
Notes: Natalie had a much better time shooting this than
she did with Episode I, except that... "I got this
horrible ear infection and they were giving me cortisone
shots in my ass for weeks. You know how medicine abroad
is different from the States? My dad is a doctor and I
called him and he was like, 'Tell them to give you
antibiotics.' In the end, I went back to my doctor in
the states and he's like, 'You were in Lake Como? That
lake is sewage-infested.' So that was lovely." (Esquire,
Her wardrobe in the film was composed of about 15
Running Time: 143 min / 120 min (IMAX Version)
MPAA Rating: PG (USA)