Taika Waititi forgot Natalie Portman was in ‘Star Wars’ prequels

In a galaxy far, far away, Taika Waititi's memories of those Star Wars prequels are lost

Waititi forgot a few credits on Natalie Portman's IMDB page while discussing the ambitious Star Wars endeavor with the actress

The Oscar-winner shared his plans to helm the next installment of the franchise with Portman, but forgetting her own role in the franchise

I said, "I'm working on a Star Wars thing. Have you ever wanted to be in a Star Wars movie?" She said, "Yeah, I've been in Star Wars movies," he admitted

She starred as Padme Amidala in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith

The first film in the prequel trilogy was released in 1999, with the third film following in 2005

Despite grossing $2.5 billion at the global box office, the productions have long been criticized, even by the most ardent fans

Also, Waititi discussed the risks involved in working on a project with such a vocal fandom and a history of failed projects