When the Star Wars Twitter account wished Natalie Portman happy birthday on June 9, franchise icon Mark Hamill retweeted the message, and revealed he's never actually met the actress, who played Luke Skywalker's mother Padme Amidala in the prequels. During her appearance Thursday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Portman said she'd like to rectify this Star Wars missed connection.
Colbert brought up Hamill's tweet to Portman, saying, "But you're his mom." Portman replied that, "It's such a shame. I would love to meet him. Mark, I'd love to meet you. Where are you? Come over."
Considering the ever-expanding Star Wars franchise, not to mention the approaching 20th anniversary of The Phantom Menace, it seems likely the two should have reason to bump shoulders in the near future. If not, Colbert may be able to arrange the introduction. After all, he points out that as someone who's spent more time with Portman than Hamill has, and has spent more time with Hamill than with Portman, he may just be the center of the Star Wars universe.
Hilariously, in true "mom" fashion, Portman did express some mock outrage that Hamill didn't bother to wish her a happy birthday along with his revelation that they've never met.
Available now digitally and on Blu-ray and DVD, writer/director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.