As the reporter spoke about Padme’s character, a visibly confused Knightley asked, “Wait a minute… who did I play?” Wasn’t I Padmé?
The interviewer then informed Knightley that she had in fact played Sabe, one of Queen Amidala’s (Natalie Portman) most important maids, who would later become a decoy.
“Do you know I saw the movie once when… I think I was 12 when I did it, and I saw it the following year, and I never saw it again” , Knightley said. “OK, so I was Sabe and I wasn’t dead.
However, as Knightley points out, she has a slightly better excuse considering the number of movie roles she has played in the 21 years since. The phantom menace has been freed.
In March, she revealed that the headdress she wore for the role was so heavy it gave her a headache.
“And I remember being in the background for so long that I fell asleep,” she says.
“I was just sitting in a chair and I was in the background, but I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I really remember it. But other than that, I don’t remember anything else about it.
His latest film, Misbehavior, features a star cast including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear.
It follows the story of the women’s liberation movement, which disrupted the Miss World pageant in the 1970s.