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Luke Skywalker Never Met His Mother in Real Life and Colbert Wants to Fix It

A mother and son separated in a galaxy far far away, may finally reunite through the power of late-night TV.

Attack of the Clones

Luke Skywalker never had the chance to meet his mom, who died before he was called to save a galaxy far far away. In 1983’s Return of the Jedi, Luke said he had no memory of his mom. And in 2005, we learned why: she died horribly in childbirth. In the controversial Star Wars prequels, Luke and Leia’s mother — Padme Amidala — was played by Natalie Portman. 

And last weekend, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamil, dropped a bomb on Twitter when he revealed that just like Luke never met his mom in the movies, he’s never met Natalie Portman. To put things in perspective, Portman is 37 and Hamill is 66, meaning Luke’s mom is 29 years younger than him IRL.

But, Stephen Colbert said he’s poised to change all that. In an interview on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Thursday, Portman responded to the tweet saying that she wants to meet Mark Hamill.

“It’s such a shame, I would love to meet him,” Portman told Colbert before playing to the camera to say, “Mark, I would love to meet you, come over.”

Colbert, known for identifying as a nerd, said that because he had met both Portman and Hamil that he was, in fact, the “center of the Star Wars universe”.