Mark Hamill Has Never Met His On-Screen Mum Natalie Portman

With eight films to date, the Star Wars franchise has probably employed thousands of actors for both big and small roles.

Despite this ever increasing employee list, you'd think that some of the cast from the different series would mix and mingle, swap stories of what it was like filming with so-and-so and dish the dirt on any on-set secrets.

While that might be true for most characters, incredibly, it's been revealed that two of the biggest actors never met each other.

Mark Hamill needs no introduction, but for those who might not know, he played Luke Skywalker, aka the guy who saved the universe in the OG series when he defeated Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.

He's told his followers on Twitter that he's never come into contact with Natalie Portman, who played his mum in the second Star Wars phase (The Phantom Menace, The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith).

To be fair, they never shared the screen because Portman's character, Queen Amidala, dies in the third film as she gives birth to Luke and Leia.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson replied to Hamill's tweet, saying: "She came by set once but I think you had already wrapped - they were shooting Annihilation at Pinewood while we were winding down."

So close, yet so far.

While Mark might not have met his on-screen mum, he did get a chance to meet his dad, Hayden Christensen. They linked up at the massively hyped Star Wars 40 panel last year, which was a big event marking four decades since the series kicked off.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

The event brought together three generations of the film franchise and yet still Mark and Natalie never bumped into each other. Well at least Natalie Portman has met her on-screen daughter, the late Carrie Fisher.

The woman who portrayed Princess Leia for a whopping five films, told a Q&A session called 'Date With a Princess' she said: "I have only met Natalie once. She asked me to give her an award. Her agent was my child's father [agent Bryan Lourd].

"So in Hollywood, that's like being related."

Funnily enough, in 2015, the official Star War Twitter account asked its fans to do a quiz to see who their mum would be in the galaxy far, far away and Fisher replied saying: "Natalie Portman."

Short but sweet. Good lord we miss her.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

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