Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) isn't above taking matters into her own hands to thwart the occupation of her planet in “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.”
Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) isn't above taking matters into her own hands to thwart the occupation of her planet in “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.” HO Keith Hamshere
Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) isn't above taking matters into her own hands to thwart the occupation of her planet in “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.” HO Keith Hamshere
Star Wars Countdown

Star Wars Countdown

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