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Just The Facts: Story & Characters

Maintained By -Commander_Thigh-

Last Updated: February 6th, 2005

Please note, the info in this section contains spoilers.

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Padmé Skywalker

Padmé Skywalker
  • "I'm going to be with child." - NP
  • "The children are born." - NP
  • At the end of the movie, the twins Luke and Leia are less than a month old. - RM
  • We will see Padmé pregnant in the film. - RM
  • We will see who was born first, Luke or Leia. - RM
  • Anakin knows Padmé is pregnant and expecting. - PH
  • Padmé's back to wearing disguises. As well as now hiding this marriage to a Jedi, which is not allowed, she has to hide the fact that she's going to have babies. All of the costumes had to disguise these facts." - Iain McCaig
  • The challenges with Padmé's costume designs were to create outfits that allowed her to be a senator and still hide the fact that she is pregnant. - TB
  • Padmé remains the Senator from Naboo. - OS
  • Padmé is a Senator throughout Ep3. - RM
  • Padmé and Threepio will be in a scene looking out a window of a palace at something spectacular. - OS
  • In one scene, Padmé and Obi-Wan will join C-3PO hurrying down a starship ramp to meet Bail Organa at its base. - OS
  • Padmé Amidala will be seen in the "Senate Office Building Main Hall". - OS
  • In one scene, Padmé, Obi-Wan and C-3PO will be "the scene that explains it all" on a vista with moderate winds. - OS
  • Narrow pieces of jewelry will become the basis of a larger costume prop for a Padmé headdress. - OS
  • One scene will be in "Padmé's Apartment" and we will see Padmé, Anakin and C-3PO. - OS
  • In the Senate Rotunda scene the Naboo delegation includes Senator Amidala, Captain Typho, Jar-Jar Binks, and Kristy Wright as a handmaiden. The seat next to Amidala is empty, awaiting a guest. - OS
  • Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padmé are in a scene described as "major" and "grim". - OS
  • One scene on a landing platform will include Captain Typho, Padmé Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi and C-3PO. ILM will add in a digital speeder. - OS
  • Another scene involved C-3PO and Padmé sitting at the controls of a Naboo starship with a cockpit that will resemble the one from the yacht seen in Ep2 when Anakin and Padmé flew to Geonosis. C-3PO will sit down in the scene. - OS
  • Though Padmé's screen time is less than that of Obi-Wan and Anakin, she will still have an important role and a fair amount of screen time. - PH
  • Given the nature of the involvement of Padmé's family in Ep3, Pablo would be very surprised if their scenes were cut. - PH
  • "Padmé will not sit around all day, but she doesn't exactly wrestle a Nexu either." (regarding any action scenes) - PH
  • "Senator Bana Breemu helps put Padmé's mind at peace when she's in trouble." -Bai Ling
  • There are references to love (Anakin & Padmé) in Ep3. - PH
  • For the scenes of Anakin and Palpatine in the Chancellor's office, George brought down the warmer values that were on stage, making everything a bit cooler, a bit more blue. It occurs during midday and he wants to provide a greater contrast to the warmer scenes that occur when Padmé and a group of concerned Senators meet with the Chancellor at dusk. - OS
  • Palpatine will not know about Luke and Leia. - PH
  • Leia's recollections as described in Return of the Jedi have no inherent flaws and are valid given the greater context of the saga. But I suspect those looking for contradictions always find them. - PH
  • Padmé's role is about the same size as that of Ep1. - PH
  • There are important scenes between Anakin & Padmé that play out between them that inform us about the nature of their marriage. Remember, it is secret, so the moments they have together will be snatched when they can be, against a background of a busy galaxy at war. - PH
  • Anakin & Padmé's relationship and the maturity thereof does indeed play a role in the birth of the children as well as Anakin's downfall. - PH
  • Obi-Wan and Padmé are close friends in Ep3. - PH
  • Padmé will leave a safe haven and get into danger. - PH
  • Padmé has a new personal vessel, the Naboo star skiff. - OS
  • The interior of Padmé's Naboo skiff are very similar to her Naboo yacht seen in Episode II. - OS
  • Padmé's Naboo skiff is wedge-shaped, appearing like a scaled-down version of starship that starts off Attack of the Clones. The engines are outside the ship, in the form of thrusters suspended on the wings, therefore leaving more room inside the spaceframe. A long ramp lines the underbelly of the vehicle. The cockpit rests in a teardrop shape on the spine of the ship. The cockpit window has the same vertical strut design seen in the yacht that Padmé took to Geonosis. The pilot and co-pilot chairs are reused from Episode II. - OS
  • Anakin and Padmé share a quiet and tender moment in Padmé's apartment. Padmé discusses plans for her, Anakin and a family on Naboo. - OS
  • Anakin joins Padmé on the balcony in her apartment as she brushes her hair with a silvery brush. - OS
  • One scene involving Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padmé necessitated George's call to be "faster and more intense." - OS
  • Bail Organa will meet with fellow dignitaries in his offices on Coruscant. Here, political notables like Senator Mon Mothma, Senator Fang Zar and Senator Padmé Amidala begin developing contingency plans in case the unthinkable happens. - OS
  • In the Senators' meeting in Padmé's apartment, Mon Mothma sits beside Padmé on the sofa. - OS
  • The expansive corridor that leads from the Senate landing platforms to the inner chambers of the massive edifice are lined by huge marble columns. The long shadows thrown by the heavy pillars are the perfect place for concealment, the ideal hiding place for a Senator to spy on her secret husband as he arrives to yet another hero's welcome. - OS
  • Misunderstanding and mistrust cloud a conversation between Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker. - Insider #78
  • Padmé's wardrobe had to be carefully designed as to hide her impending motherhood to be. - OS
  • Padmé and Palpatine will not have a show-down in the Senate, but there is some concerned discussion between the two in more private chambers. - PH
  • In the beginning of the film, someone other than Anakin and Padmé know of their marriage. - PH
  • Padmé is not carrying more than two children. - PH
  • Natalie [Portman] did not film any scenes as a hologram. - PH
  • There were scenes filmed of Anakin and Padmé in her bedroom. More of the room will be seen than in Episode II. They occur before and after the "Sleepless Knight" BTH image. - PH
  • Padmé will give birth to the twins on a brand-new, never-before-seen world. - PH
  • There are no moments when one of Padmé's handmaidens are mistaken for Padmé. - PH
  • Palpatine is not in love with Padmé. - PH
  • There are currently one or two shots where it would necessitate Padmé to be CGI, but that may change. - RC
  • For Luke and Leia, rubber babies will be used. - RC
  • Anthony Daniels filmed a scene as C-3PO with Natalie Portman on Padmé's apartment balcony set. - OS
  • I [Bai Ling (Senator Bana Breemu)] have scenes opposite both Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman. - BL
  • [Nikki] Gooley decided to approach Padmé's makeup with a more natural look due to the lavish ornate qualities in Padmé's costuming for Revenge of the Sith. - OS
  • "Natalie as Padmé had so much going on with her costume and her hair, I tried to keep her makeup as natural as possible. I didn't want her makeup to compete with everything that was going on, just so that her natural beauty came through. Because of Padmé's pregnancy I wanted to give her a radiant, natural glow -- that very healthy look that pregnant women have." - NG
  • "Natalie and I [Nikki Gooley] played homage to Carrie Fisher with some 70's lip gloss in the bedroom scene. She wakes up looking very glossy." - NG
  • Anakin finds his loyalties divided between the Jedi Council and his trusted mentor, Palpatine. Even as a distraught Padmé tries to help Anakin deal with his conflicting emotions, the young Jedi is in a quandary, pulled more and more into the beguiling embrace of the dark side. - THC
  • Now secretly married, Anakin's moody and volatile ways frighten the young Senator, Padmé. In her Coruscant apartment, she awakens one night to find that a troubled, sleepless Anakin has left their bed. - THC
  • Padmé first appears in Episode III on Coruscant, awaiting the return of her secret husband whom she has not seen in months. "The first time we see her, it's sort of a mysterious scene where she's hiding behind pillars, waiting for Anakin to finish talking to Bail Organa," describes Trisha Biggar, Costume Designer for Episode III. "I wanted to use a dark color that would allow her to be in the shadows, but as soon as she stepped into the light, the light could catch the fabric." - OS
  • In the scene mentioned above, further concealing Padmé is the shape of the costume. "I wanted to her to be swathed in this velvet cloak. If we saw her full length before that moment, we wouldn't know she was pregnant," says Biggar. "But it's very easy for her to move the drape of the cloak, and then we would see the shape of her pregnancy through the dress if she wanted to reveal it." - OS
  • Padmé has 12 different costumes in Episode III. - OS
  • "There's a new scene between Anakin and Padmé, which has to do with their relationship, their love." - RM
  • Stunt Coordinator Nick Gillard worked on a small sequence with Natalie (Portman). - NG
  • Anakin won't throw Padmé against a wall before (or after) he turns evil, but he may drive her up the wall. - NG
  • "...Padmé's final incarnation was one of the most emotional creative challenges I've ever had to face." - Iain McCaig
  • In the main Senate hallway, obscured by a pillar, Padmé Amidala shares a tender moment with her secret husband, Anakin Skywalker. - Insider #80
  • Anakin Skywalker wakes up in a cold sweat after a terrible nightmare he has about his pregnant wife, Padmé Amidala. - Insider #80
  • An overwhelmed Padmé reclines aboard her starship, the Naboo skiff, looking up to Obi-Wan. She has a single line of dialogue, delivered to Obi-Wan. She's kind of hot and sweaty. The shot is seen from over Kenobi's shoulder, and Obi-Wan's face is not visible. - OS
  • While continuing to conceal his marriage to Padmé Amidala, Anakin worries that his nightmares of Padmé dying in childbirth may be prophetic, and the young Jedi is determined to find a way to save her. - MR



Acronym Key:

GL = George Lucas (Director)
OS = Official Site (starwars.com)
RM = Rick McCallum (Producer)
CF = Colin Fletcher (First Assistant Director)
NP = Natalie Portman (Actress)
HC = Hayden Christensen
RB = Roger Barton (Film Editor)
IM = Ian McDiarmid (Actor)
GT = Genndy Tartakovsky (Clone Wars Animated Series Creator)
C2 = Celebration II
BB = Ben Burtt (Sound Editor)
JEJ = James Earl Jones (Voice Actor)
JK = John Knoll (Visual Effects/ILM)
PE = Paul Ens (Official Site)
GB = Gavin Bocquet (Production Designer)
JE = Joel Edgerton (Actor)
PM = Peter Mayhew (Actor)
RC = Rob Coleman (Visual Effects/ILM Supervisor)
AA = Amy Allen (Actress)
BS = Bruce Spence (Actor)
BL = Bai Ling (Actress)
CSC = Caroline de Souza Correa (Actress)
NG = Nikki Gooley (Makeup Supervisor)
JB = Jon Berg (Modelmaker)
EL = Euisung Lee (Animatics Artist)
LP = Lorne Peterson (Modelmaker)
DW = David Weitzberg (Visual Effects Artist)
MR = Master Replicas (Prop Replica Company)
DE = Dave Elsey (Creature Shop Creative Supervisor)
AD = Anthony Daniels (Actor)
MW = Matthew Wood (Supervising Sound Editor/Voice Actor)
TB = Trisha Biggar (Costume Designer)
SLJ = Samuel L. Jackson (Actor)
PH = Pablo Hidalgo (Official Site, Webcam)
RC = Ryan Church (Concept Artist)
DG = Dan Gregoire (Pre-Visualization Effects Supervisor)
DB = Don Bies (Droid Unit Supervisor)
NG = Nick Gillard (Stunt Coordinator/Swordmaster)
THC = Topps Heritage Card
AFCB = Action Figure Card Back
MK = Michael Kingma (Actor)
CL = Christopher Lee (Actor)
JL = James Luceno (Writer)
BG = Brian Gernand (Model Supervisor)


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