Date: 21st December 2018
Natalie Portman denies rumors she'll reprise the role of Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode IX.
Beginning Episode I as the young Queen of Naboo, audiences watched Padmé evolve over the course of the movies to become an integral figure in galactic history. A deleted scene from Revenge of the Sith revealed Amidala was part of the group that spearheaded the Rebellion against the Empire. And, most importantly, she was wife to Anakin Skywalker and mother to twins Luke and Leia.
In a new interview, Natalie Portman was asked about her involvement with Star Wars 9 and she genuinely seemed surprised by the rumor. Obviously, Portman is a busy woman and more than likely doesn't really have all of the extra time to read up on Star Wars rumors, even if they include her. With that being said, she immediately shot the rumor down. She had this to say.
"Really? I don't know anything about that. I'm guessing that's not true because I don't know about it yet."
Source: Press Release