Here's Why Natalie Portman Won't Show Her Son Star Wars Anytime Soon

Natalie Portman may have starred as Queen Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, but her son has yet to actually see those films.

That was the bombshell Portman dropped when she appeared last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live. While she says her five-year-old son Aleph "knows about it, of course" she isn't sure she really wants him to see the movies.

Now, some may want to joke it's because Phantom Menace, Attack of The Clones, and Return Of The Sith were not very well received by critics and who wants to show their kids bad movies?
However, Portman actually has a much better reason for keeping her son from the series.

“It’s kind of a shame," Portman told the host, "because you know when I made it, I was like, ‘This is going to be the coolest thing, one day when I have kids, I can show them.’ And boys of course are obsessed with it and know all about it before they’ve seen it."

But, as she explained, "Then I realized: I die in the movies. I feel like it’s kind of a scary thing to show your kid.”

It's not that Portman is never going to show her son the Star Wars movies she starred in, she just thinks he needs to be a little older before he watches them. Her decision is really about being a good parent, not film snobbery.

Once Portman's son does see Episodes I through III, he'll likely be bragging about how his mom is not only the mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, but the grandmother of The Force Awakens baddie Kylo Ren.

That should definitely get him some points on the playground.

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