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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…