Keira Knightley was only a dozen years old when she passed the casting of The Phantom Menace (1999) to land the role of Queen Padmé Amidala’s understudy. If she was overflowing with enthusiasm, the young teenager had to fight against the warnings of her parents: a shoot is not necessarily a cakewalk. Despite everything, the star seed never lost hope. And for good reason, she would get the first sesame, her second official role in the cinema. This complicated period, the star of Pirates of the Caribbean in fact today the story in an interview with the american daily Reading Eagle. “ I told them: ‘No, I have to. It’s a film Star Wars, for the love of God’ “. The prediction of his parents has finally come true…
” I cried every day on set, because the costumes were very uncomfortable “recalls Keira Knightley. The actress nevertheless keeps some good memories of this time. A very promising start to his career under the leadership of seasoned professionals, such as George Lucas and Liam Neeson, and promising young talents, including Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor. His role in The Phantom MenaceKeira Knightley owes it to her vague resemblance to the star of Leon. It is also said that her mother would have had trouble recognizing her under Padmé Amidala’s makeup!
Why Keira Knightley Never Saw Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
The first opus of the prelogy Star Wars was not unanimous among fans of the saga. Even today much decried, the film does not get its actors convinced either. Starting with Keira Knightley, now unable to remember if she plays Padmé or Sabé, Queen Amidala’s lady-in-waiting. In interview with coming soonshe recounts having seen the film only once, a year after its theatrical release: I never saw him again. I hope that [mon personnage] lived a long and happy existence somewhere in a galaxy far, far away. ” After The Phantom MenaceSabé only reappeared in the comics Star Wars where she investigates in particular the circumstances of Padmé’s death, which leads her to cross paths with Darth Vader several times, whose true identity she even discovers.