Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical “Camelot” features prominently in “Jackie,” which isn’t the first time Natalie Portman has portrayed a kind of royalty. She also played Queen Padmé Amidala in the “Star Wars” prequels, and now the clever, inevitable mashup trailer for “Padmé” has arrived courtesy of filmmaker Nelson Carvajal. Watch it below.
Accompanied by the music from the first trailer for “Jackie” (which is itself lifted from, you guessed it, “Camelot”), images from episodes I, II and III remind us of the agony and ecstasy (but mostly agony) of the monarch’s romance with Anakin Skywalker — AKA the future Darth Vader. “Episode III” has a grand funeral procession just as surely as “Jackie” does, albeit for a very different character.
Pablo Larraín directed “Jackie,” which stars Portman as the former First Lady in the immediate aftermath of JFK’s assassination. The film is currently in limited release and opens wide later this month.