But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Then she remembered her character was dead.
"I am so excited about them. I think J.J. Abrams is such a talent and I can't wait to see what he does.
I am only sorry that my character died, which means I can't be in them. I saw him somewhere and I said, 'How did this happen? I can't believe I'm not going to be in the new movie.'"
Who says you can't come back, gurl?
Maybe Padme recorded a hologram message for her grandkids. "Help me, Obi, Juan, Kenobi. You're my only hope. Here's a Hallmark card with a check for three dollars and fifty cents."
Or maybe she could come back as a different character. Just slap some prosthetic makeup on that pretty face, and gurl could play the galaxy's shortest Wookiee.
We just hate to see Natalie sad.
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