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Mar 30, In The Phantom Menace, Anakin was 9, and Padme was So Padme is 5 years older than Anakin. During The Attack of the Clones, Anakin was 19, and. Dec 19, Natalie Portman's Career Nearly Ruined by Star Wars: Episode I? The year- old played Padme / Queen Amidala, love interest of Anakin Skywalker, earned her first Oscar, at age 29, for her role as a troubled ballerina. The age gap itself isn't significant. I guess you throw in the fact that Anakin has absent mother issues and Padme has been hot-housed and.
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The first [version] talked about a princess and an old general. The second version involved a father, his son, and his daughter; the daughter was the heroine of the film. Now the daughter has become Luke, Mark Hamill 's character. There was also the story of two brothers where I transformed one of them into a sister. The older brother was imprisoned, and the young sister had to rescue him and bring him back to their dad.
She and their mother were "sent to the protection of friends in a distant system. The mother died shortly thereafter, and Luke's sister was adopted by Ben's friends, the governor of Alderaan and his wife.
The Annotated Scripts as saying: The part that I never really developed is the death of Luke and Leia's mother. I had a backstory for her in earlier drafts, but it basically didn't survive. When I got to Jedi, I wanted one of the kids to have some kind of memory of her because she will be a key figure in the new episodes I'm writing.
But I really debated whether or not Leia should remember her. Film critic Peter Travers of Rolling Stone applauds Lucas's attempt to link the two trilogies in Revenge of the Sith's final scenes, but says, "It's too little and too late.
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I think George wrote Amidala as a strong, smart character, but it helped to know that I had this great woman before me who had portrayed her character as a fiery woman. According to The Phantom Menace production notes, "The role required a young woman who could be believable as the ruler of that planet, but at the same time be vulnerable and open.
Natalie embodied all those traits and more. Impressed by the queen's respectful attitude, Nass heartily agreed. Now that Naboo was freed, Amidala greeted Palpatine, who came to announce to her that he had been elected Supreme Chancellor, since many had voted for him in an outpouring of sympathy.
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In the immediate aftermath of the invasion, Amidala attended Qui-Gon Jinn's ritual cremation in a funeral temple of Theed to pay her respects. Finally, a huge parade was held in the Naboo capital to celebrate the official unification of the humans and Gungans. During the ceremony, which was attended by Chancellor Palpatine, the members of the Jedi CouncilObi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker, Amidala handed over a symbolic orb to an overjoyed Boss Nass as a symbol of peace between the long-warring peoples.
As the square erupted with applause, Amidala shared an unseen smile with Anakin. If we offer the Separatists violence, they can only show us violence in return! Many will lose their lives. Just before being led into a Geonosian execution arenaAmidala admitted that she truly loved Skywalker and wanted him to know that before they died.
After the battle, Skywalker returned with Amidala to Naboo under the pretense that he was escorting her back home, as the Jedi High Council was unaware that the Padawan had fallen in love with the senator. In reality, the two star-crossed lovers were married  at Varykinoa lake retreat in Lake Country on Naboo. The marriage remained a secret, as Skywalker could have been expelled from the Jedi Order if the union was discovered by the Jedi Council.
Only my new powers can do that. Skywalker and Amidala's marriage ultimately ended in heartbreak. Having seen visions of Amidala dying in childbirthand unable to find the answers he sought from the Jedi, Skywalker became the apprentice of Darth Sidiouspublicly known as his friend Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who offered to show him the power to save people from death.