ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Yep, she's gone and admitted it – Natalie Portman hasn't seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

That's despite the fact that she's actually starred in the franchise herself and that the latest installment of the intergalactic series was perhaps the most widely-anticipated J.J. Abrams movie to hit our big screens in recent history.

Appearing on Good Morning America the other day, the actress was candid about the fact that she hadn't yet set eyes on The Force Awakens masterpiece:

"I haven't been able to see it yet."

She did insist however, that she recognized that it's probably as brilliant as it is set out to be:

"I've heard it's amazing and it's so nice that it's sort of this continuing part of everyone's shared cultural knowledge."

As we all know, Natalie brought to life the character of Padmé Amidala, the Naboo monarch who became the mother to Luke and Leia in George Lucas's prequel trilogies. Here she is in the first part, The Phantom Menace:

"Everyone thought I was a horrible actress"

Yet, although she was in three colossal blockbusters as part of the franchise, over the years, she's struggled to speak highly of her experience. The following may give us an inkling of why she can't bring herself to enjoy the new installment – speaking in 2014, she said:

"'Star Wars' had come out around the time of Seagull, and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me."

Thankfully, gone are those days when she struggled to land movie roles following the trilogy. In fact, the above statement could not be further from the truth. As an Academy Award winner for Best Actress, Natalie is repeatedly cited as one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood.

Natalie alongside Joel Edgerton
Natalie alongside Joel Edgerton

During her Good Morning America interview on Wednesday, she seemed to put all the bad feelings behind her as she spoke of a lovely reunion on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got A Gun – a film that sees her in the lead role as a woman turning to an ex-lover to save her outlaw husband from a gang. On working with ex-Star Wars co-stars Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor, she said:

"The three of us sort of had a reunion. It was nice that we all had that familiarity to start off with."

Here they are in 'Jane Got A Gun,' released January 29, 2016:



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