When there wasn’t much to say, I would focus on a word. In the early days of Return of the Jedi the word friend fascinated me because I thought ‘well, he doesn’t have any’. So he obviously thinks people who do are stupid. The idea that they would want to get on with other people and not live a totally selfish, self obsessed existence was absurd [to him]. So I had a great time with the word ‘friend’. - Ian McDiarmid
Star Wars Character Of The Week - Sabé is the most important of Queen Amidala’s royal retinue of handmaidens. During crisis situations, Sabé and Amidala switch roles. [
Note: Though Sabé never wears this gown in the film, you can tell by her features that this image is of Keira Knightley (Sabé). It’s possible Keira was used for some of Natalie’s costume fittings.
IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY - A Star Wars Challenge
1- Favourite Character: Palpatine/Darth Sidious
He’s the great political manipulator of all time. I imagine he’s evil from birth, which is a terrible thing to imagine. He’s not human. - Ian McDiarmid
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Younger Amidala above and older Palpatine below, displaying almost exact same poses as leadership figures.
I wonder if this is a result of both of them being taught through the Naboo school system, or Amidala at some point studied Palpatine’s style of official speech mannerisms?
Padmé Amidala - Geonosis Attire
“Free of any political restraints, Padmé could wear more practical clothing on Geonosis. She wore a simple white jumpsuit and a tan utility belt with an off-white shawl, and sported an intricately looped hairstyle which kept her hair at the back of her head in a bun and out of the way, thus preparing her for action. In addition, she wore a silver armband that signified her political service. Her tan-colored boots included light shin armor and a firm grip.”
Rough sketch and colour work for an idea that has been in my head demanding to be drawn. Palpatine as the sun and Padme as the moon. Why? The sun is what causes the moon to shine. Without the sun we would never see the moon. This is true of Palpatine and Padme. Without his careful orchestration Padme would not have become queen or joined the senate. She likely would have remained of minimal importance on Naboo. He is the sun to her moon.
The birth of the Galactic Empire.
And they fell for it like the sheep they were. Transparent emotional rhetoric works on this galaxy’s sheep too, as many politicians have learned.