Natalie Portman speaks out on rumours of her returning to ‘Star Wars’ for Episode IX

"Oh really? I don't know anything about that"

Natalie Portman has shot down rumours of a return to the Star Wars film franchise.

During an interview with Buzzfeed News, the actress, who last appeared in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), appeared to be unaware of any plans to include her in the forthcoming Episode IX.

Portman appeared to be oblivious to any idea of returning to the franchise when she was asked to comment on the rumours of her return. “Oh really? I don’t know anything about that,” she answered. “I’m guessing that’s not true because I don’t know about it yet.”

Some fans believe that Portman’s prequel character Padmé Amidala could feature in the next film because it’s expected to conclude the Skywalker Saga. Padmé is Luke Skywalker’s mother.

In other Star Wars news, rumours have been circulating amongst fans that (an as yet unconfirmed) leak of a storyboard may reveal Rey’s death at the end of Episode IX.

Meanwhile, Portman is the star of a new film called Vox Lux.

The Brady Corbet-directed movie spans a 15-year period following the rise of Celeste (Portman) from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom. The film hits UK cinemas in 2019.