Thursday, April 18, 2024

How I Met My Mother: Luke Skywalker, Padmé Amidala Finally Reunited After 45 Years, 10 Star Wars Movies


Star Wars fans are probably saying, “Luke I am your mother.”

Actor Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, finally met his fictional mother at the Golden Globes.

Hamill posted a picture of himself with Natalie Portman, who played Padmé Amidala, Luke’s mother, in the second round of “Star Wars” movies. Weird that their paths never crossed before. Wasn’t Hamill invited to the premieres of “Attacks of the Clones.” “Phantom Menace,” or “Revenge of the Sith”?

Luke’s dad, as everyone in the world knows, was Darth Vader, formerly Anakin Skywalker, played with stolid determination by Hayden Christensen. Now they can all go on Henry Louis Gates’s “Finding Your Roots” together!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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