When Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace opened in theaters, we met one of the characters that would mark the events of the prequel trilogy: Padme Amidala. At the age of 14, the young Padmé was elected Queen of Naboo, but it would not take long to face a serious crisis due to the blockade of the Trade Federation. The decisions she would make to deal with the crisis would define her as the leader of her people and as a loyal devotee of the ideals of the Galactic republic.
One of the details that not all Star Wars fans know about is the fact that Padmé Amidala was actually born with a different last name. She only adopted that of Amidala after ascending to the Naboo throne, for security reasons (it goes without saying that subterfuge and security measures to deceive her enemies drove her crazy), although the change of surname for monarchs was a tradition of the planet.
As Lucasfilm reminds us through the site Star Wars official website, Naberrie It was Padmé’s real last name. In fact, we were going to see the family of the character played by Natalie Portman in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
However, those scenes were removed from the final cut of the film. The Naberrie family only had a small “cameo” in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, during Padmé’s funeral. Surely having seen that Padmé Amidala (Naberrie) had contact with her parents, Ruwee and Jobal Naberrie and his sister, Alone, would have provided a little more background to a character who, in some ways, was a bit “lame” in the movies.
Did you know this detail of Padmé Amidala in Star Wars?