Natalie Portman won’t be showing her son the Star Wars prequels anytime soon — and no, it’s not because Jar Jar Binks ruined the film’s integrity.
In a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Portman, who starred as Padme Amidala, thinks the films might be too scary for her five-year-old son.
“It’s kind of a shame,” she said. “You know, when I made it, I was like, ‘This is going to be the coolest thing. One day when I have kids, I can show them.’ And boys, of course, are obsessed with it and know all about it before they’ve seen it. [But] I realized, I die in the movies. I feel like it’s kind of a scary thing to show your kid.”
Portman is, of course, talking about the specific scene at the end of Star Wars: Episode III where Padme dies after giving birth to Luke and Leia Skywalker. After her death, her body is altered to look like she’s still pregnant so Darth Vader (yeah, she banged Darth Vader, lest we forget) thinks his kids were never born.
Checkout the scene below:
The scene is pretty emotional and watching your mommy die in a movie might be scarring if you’re not yet able to understand the difference between real and pretend. “She’s lost the will to live.” That’s a pretty serious line, even coming from a robot.