Taiki Waititi, director of 'Thor: Love and Thunder' made a bit of a blunder when 'Star Wars' was brought up around Natalie Portman.
Portman stars as Jane Foster, aka the Mighty Thor, in the upcoming Marvel film alongside Chris Hemsworth. She makes her returning after featuring in the first two 'Thor' films.
Speaking to Rolling Stone this week, Waititi discussed the awkward moment that happened between the two once 'Star Wars' came up in conversation.
"Natalie said to me, 'what do you do next?' And I said 'I'm trying to work on a 'Star Wars' thing. Have you ever wanted to be in a 'Star Wars' movie?' She said, 'I’ve been in 'Star Wars' movies.' I forgot about those ones."
Portman starred as Queen Padmé Amidala in 'The Phantom Menace', 'Attack of the Clones' and 'Revenge of the Sith'. Her character was the love interest of Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker, and mother to Luke and Leia.
In the interview, Waititi also talked about what it was like to bring back Portman to the MCU as Foster.
"Basically I was like, a lot of fans miss Jane Foster, and people want to see her again. It just seemed like the perfect opportunity, because the character was so great in the Jason Aaron run of 'Thor'. Kevin [Feige] was already like, 'I'd love to try and figure out a way to bring Mighty Thor into this film and bring Natalie back." It didn’t take much convincing."
'Thor: Love and Thunder' is in cinemas this Friday, July 8.