Natalie Portman hasn’t shown her kids the ‘Star Wars’ movies she’s in because she doesn’t want them to think of her as ‘anything other than their mom’

  • Natalie Portman has not shown her kids the "Star Wars" movies she starred in.
  • "I think it's so weird for them to think of me as anything other than their mom," she recently told Fatherly.
  • Portman said that her son has seen the most recent "Star Wars" movies, but her daughter is still too young to see them.
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Natalie Portman will forever be linked to the "Star Wars" saga thanks to playing Queen Padmé Amidala in the prequels. But back home she just wants to be known as mom.

The Oscar-winning actress recently told Donna Freydkin for Fatherly that she has never shown her children the "Star Wars" prequels.

"I think it's so weird for them to think of me as anything other than their mom," Portman said. "They've seen the recent 'Star Wars' movies that I am not in — my son has, my daughter, is too young."

Looking back on starring in the movies, Portman said it was "fun to be part of something that kids relate to so much."

"It's very exciting to be able to impress my kids a little bit," he said.

Natalie Portman as Queen Padmé Amidala in "Attack of the Clones."
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Back in 2016, Portman told Insider that she hadn't shown her son (her daughter was born a year later) any of the "Star Wars" movies yet, but when it happens she would begin with "Episode IV: A New Hope," not "Episode 1: The Phantom Menace."

"I feel you have to start with 'IV' because then all of the revelation — like Darth Vader's the father — are surprises," she said. "I think for the story you have to start with 'IV.'"

She said even back then her son knew her mom was in "Star Wars."

"Other children make that clear," she said with a laugh.

Portman's kids continue to have bragging rights on the playground as she has moved from being Luke and Leia's mom to a Marvel superhero. She returns to the "Thor" franchise with the upcoming "Thor: Love and Thunder," reprising her role of Jane Foster, which she played in the first two "Thor" movies and had a cameo in "Avengers: Endgame."

"I'm really excited," she told Fatherly. "I'm started to train, to get muscles."

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