It seems that Natalie & family left France and returned to LA yesterday. So, after her recent appearance at the Dior event, and waiting for more relevant news, here are a few Tidbits…

Xavier Dolan has reported in his Instagram account that he wrapped The Death and Life of John F. Donovan this week. The director said on Twitter a few days ago that a trailer would probably see the light in late summer. Therefore, it is quite possible that we can see the film in the fall festivals.

-Meanwhile Annihilation, the other film Natalie filmed last year, doesn’t have a release date yet (everything seems to indicate that it will be in 2018). Jeff VanderMeer, the author of the novel, is on an advertising tour on the occasion of his new novel “Borne”, and he was asked this week about his visit to the set.

UPDATE – Jeff has seen the film and his overwhelmingly positive thoughts are HERE.

-Finally, artist Iain McCaig, a contributor to the designs of such characters as Darth Maul and Padme, recently revealed that Natalie’s character in “Revenge of the Sith” had a rather different approach than what was seen onscreen. According to the artist, realizing the fall of Anakin on the dark side, Padme had a more active part in creating the rebel alliance, and when she arrives on Mustafar to confront Anakin, instead of just snivelling and being choked, she attempted to kill him with a knife (as seen in the concept art below):

With her weapon pressed to his neck, she realised that she didn’t have the heart to kill the man she had loved. From there, the end was similar to what was seen on the screen. Without a doubt, a more interesting approach for the character…


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  • piter says:

    The drama very interesting….. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Namor12a says:

    Maybe she realised that she would turn to The Dark Side if she felt she had the heart to kill the man she had loved….then she could not have had a more active part in creating the Rebel Alliance, although killing Anakin would have served the Rebel Alliance Cause before he became Darth Vader, but once she had turned to The Dark Side by killing Anakin, she could not go back… even Obi-Wan tried to convince Anakin to give up his desire to become powerful in The Dark Side before he successfully fought him and almost killed him, instead of recognizing that Anakin had been seduced by The Dark Side and would not give up his ambitions of power, she just snivels and is choked by Anakin when she arrives on Mustafar to confront Anakin trying to convince him to change his ways and abandon the ambitions of power in The Dark Side install in him by the Emperor…

  • Namor12a says:

    Iยดll be waiting for The Death and Life of John F. Donovan and Annihilation to see the light…

    • Sergio says:

      Me too!!. I think Natalie’s involvement in The Death and … is small but I am so excited about it. I am starting to have doubts about Annihilation( even though I cant wait to see it). The writer comments plus that secret screening ‘reviews’ plus the delay on its release…It seems that the film is too confusing. Lets wait and see.

  • Belerofonte says:

    It seems that Jeff VanderMeer saw the film yesterday in a private screening, and these are his thoughts on it:

  • Sergio says:

    Wow!!! Thanks Belerofonte!! I feel much better now!!

  • Nina says:

    Belero, how can I send you something? It’s Natalie related.I can’t seem to register on to the forum to send you a private message.

  • Belerofonte says:

    Hello Nina ๐Ÿ™‚

    Obviously I don’t usually give my private email on the internet, but I will tell the administrators to see if there is any problem to register in the forum. You can contact me there anytime…