Remember When Keira Knightly was in “Star Wars?” It’s Ok, Neither Does She

We understand when an actor has trouble recalling the intricate details of a part they played over 20 years ago, we really do. But to forget out of hand that you were in a “Star Wars” movie?!

Maybe that’s a little unfair, as Keira Knightly *DOES* remember being in “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” but not specifically who she played.

As the actress told ComingSoon:


Wait a minute, who did I play? Was I not Padme? I was Sabe, ok. I think I was 12 when I did it, and it came out and I saw it the year after. And I never saw it again. I hope she lived a long and happy life somewhere in a planet far, far away.


If you’ll remember- Knightly plays one of Naboo ruler Queen Amidala’s handmaids. Amidala of course was played by Natalie Portman, and Knightly wasn’t the only familiar face in orange and red velvet.

Here we see Portman and Rose Byrne, who played handmaid Dormé.

Anyhow. Maybe it’s time to revisit “The Phantom Menace” again.

Mary Anne Butler: Mary Anne Butler (Mab) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), Bleeding Cool (where she was News Editor), and now NerdBot as News Editor. Over the past 10 years, she’s built a reputation at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. Though she be but little, she is fierce.