It’s widely known that Star Wars fans are a fickle breed. They love the original trilogy, hate the prequels, and are hit or miss on the current films. While they are hard to please, and make their opinions perfectly clear, we don’t always get to hear the other side of things. In the most recent edition of Empire Magazine, actress Natalie Portman (Black Swan, Jackie) was interviewed and opened up about being a part of the disappointing trilogy:
“It was hard. It was a bummer because it felt like people were so excited about new ones and then to have people feel disappointed. Also to be at an age that I didn’t really understand that’s kind of the nature of the beast. When something has that much anticipation it can almost only disappoint.”
It’s nice that she can have some perspective on the movies now, and realize it really had nothing to do with her. She went on to add:
“With the perspective of time, it’s been re-evaluated by a lot of people who actually really love them now. There’s a very avid group of people who think they’re the best ones now! I don’t have enough perspective to weigh in.”
I don’t know how true that is, although I have always enjoyed the prequel trilogy. They were the first Star Wars films I ever saw, and I enjoyed them a lot. But I wasn’t the target audience. It all came out kind of ass-backward, and I am still really doubtful that there are avid fans who think Episodes 1-3 are the best, but I’m glad Portman thinks that.