Natalie Portman Denies Role in Star Wars Episode IX
The Oscar-winning actress—who avoids reading industry tabloids and fan feedback—was asked about the unsubstantiated rumors concerning her possible Star Wars comeback, and was seemingly caught off guard by the question.
“Really? I’m guessing that’s not true, because I don’t know about it yet,” Portman stated.
Naturally, Disney and Portman would both find it in their best interest to keep her potential involvement in the next installment a secret. However, unless there's a major twist in store for the film, it would appear her time with the Star Wars franchise is over. Once the current trilogy concludes, Lucasfilm will be moving on to fresh material, with projects like Rian Johnson's trilogy taking place separately from the Skywalker saga.