Mark Hamill Finally Meets ‘Star Wars’ Mom Natalie Portman At 2024 Golden Globes

In a delightful twist at the 2024 Golden Globes, Star Wars‘ Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, met Natalie Portman, who portrayed his character’s mother, Padmé Amidala, in the prequels.

The encounter was a long-anticipated moment for both actors and fans, as Hamill humorously tweeted about finally meeting his “mother” after the awards show.

Despite their shared legacy in the Star Wars universe, Hamill and Portman had never met. Portman’s character passed away in the saga’s timeline before Luke’s story began, and the two starred in different trilogies, precluding an on-set meeting. Their paths finally crossed at the Golden Globes, where Portman was nominated for her role in May December and Hamill presented an award.

This reunion has been eagerly awaited by the Star Wars community, partly due to a humorous exchange between the actors in 2018. It began with Hamill tweeting about never having met Portman, followed by her playful response on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, inviting Hamill to meet her. “It’s such a shame!” Portman said at the time. “I would love to meet him. Mark, I would love to meet you. Come over!”

The meeting also comes after Hamill’s previous reunion with Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker (Luke’s father) in the prequel trilogy. They gathered at the 2017 Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, alongside other cast members from the first two trilogies.

While Hamill has indicated he’s finished portraying Luke Skywalker, Christensen has returned to the Star Wars universe in recent projects (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka) and expressed a desire to continue his involvement. Portman, too, has not ruled out a return to the franchise.