The Star Wars galaxy could use more Padmé Amidala. That’s just a fact. Natalie Portman portrayed the character in the prequel trilogy. A queen, a senator, a contributor to the beginnings of the Rebellion—she left an indelible mark on the galaxy. And that’s not even taking her legendary children into account. Portman has never reprised her role, though she states in a recent video for GQ that she’s open to returning to Star Wars. She also shares the weird souvenir she took from the Star Wars galaxy.
Portman stole Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan braid (via Entertainment Weekly). Well, she swiped one of them. Of all the things on a Star Wars set, she took what was likely a clip-in braid. Padawans wore the braid as a symbol of their rank. And, to be fair, Portman spent a lot of time with the braid-donning Hayden Christensen But don’t think Portman is wearing the Padawan braid around to this day. She lost it, apparently.
Portman also briefly comments on the costume design in the prequel trilogy before saying she’d return to Star Wars. No one has asked her yet. I don’t know in what context Padmé coming back would make sense. However, will someone please get on that? Maybe some memory or flashback? We will take more Padmé. Just keep an eye on any hair attachments on set if Portman returns.