Natalie Portman, 39, barely aged a day as she shares a throwback photo taken in the Blue Mountains two decades ago
She embraced life in Australia while filming Thor: Love and Thunder.
But on Wednesday, Natalie Portman looked back on a previous trip Down Under, when she filmed a Star Wars: Episode II in Sydney in 2001.
The 39-year-old appears to have barely aged a day since taking the photo, in which she posed with co-star Ahmed Best, who played Jar Jar Binks in the much-maligned trilogy.
Flashback: On Wednesday Natalie Portman looked back on a previous trip Down Under, when she filmed a Star Wars: Episode II in Sydney in 2001. Photographed here with Ahmed Best (right)
In the faded photo, the Oscar-winning actress wrapped her arms around Ahmed as they stood on the lookout for the top of NSW’s iconic mountain range.
The Black Swan star captioned the post, “ Back in the Blue Mountains with my lifelong friend @bestahmed – while filming Episode 2 in Sydney 20 years ago! # May the fourth be with you. ‘
The mother-of-two’s post was released on May 4 in the United States – an important date for Star Wars fans given its audible similarity to the famous line-up from the movie “ May the Force Be With You. ”
Natalie played Padmé Amidala in the highly anticipated George Lucas prequel trilogy, which was filmed extensively in Sydney.
In the character: Natalie played Padmé Amidala (left) in the highly anticipated George Lucas prequel trilogy, Ahmed Best played the controversial Jar Jar Binks (right)
Ahmed played the controversial character of Jar Jar Binks in the sci-fi series.
Many reviews of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and its sequels have focused on the perception of Jar Jar as a racist caricature.
Although the character was primarily computer generated, with Ahmed providing his voice and general movements, the actor admitted that he took the reaction personally.
The Mother and Child star, 47, previously revealed he was considering suicide after the release of Episode I in 1999.
Bond: The longtime friends are pictured here in an undated throwback photo Ahmed shared on Instagram last year
Natalie, meanwhile, currently lives in Sydney and has gone largely unnoticed as she easily fits in with laid-back locals in the hip eastern suburbs.
She has also been spotted in the stands at several football events recently, after attending an NRL game in Sydney last month alongside her top colleagues Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky.
Natalie will reprise her role as astrophysicist Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder – the fourth movement in the superhero franchise – and her character will gain powers similar to Thor.
The film is scheduled for release on May 6, 2022.