Screen siren Natalie Portman was sad to turn her back on action sequences
in the final Star Wars movie EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH, because her
character PADME AMIDALA is pregnant with ANAKIN SKYWALKER's twins.
The Garden State beauty accepted the challenge of seeing out her sci-fi
role by sporting a strap-on bump to simulate Padme's different stages of
Despite her regret at having to take a more pedestrian role, Portman is
aware action sequences featuring a pregnant woman would have upset lots of
The 23-year-old tells EMPIRE magazine, "There's definitely a lot less
action for me. It would be kind of ridiculous to have a pregnant woman doing
that. Not to mention unethical."
On her prosthetic attachment, Portman adds, "There were a couple of
different sizes. I think they made the bump to my measurements, but I didn't
have to have, like, a cast made of my stomach.
"They made it for my proportions, because having a six-foot girl's bump
would have looked kind of ridiculous on me."