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Natalie Portman hasn't seen new 'Star Wars' yet

"I've heard it's amazing," the actress said of the new installment.

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Annie Martin
Natalie Portman at the Toronto International Film Festival TIFF Soirée on September 9, 2015. The actress played Queen Amidala in three Star Wars movies. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Natalie Portman at the Toronto International Film Festival TIFF Soirée on September 9, 2015. The actress played Queen Amidala in three "Star Wars" movies. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Natalie Portman hasn't seen the newest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The 34-year-old actress admitted as much in an interview Wednesday on Good Morning America. Portman played Padme Amidala in three Star Wars films, and said she's happy the franchise has continued.

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"I haven't been able to see it yet but I've heard it's amazing," she told host George Stephanopoulos. "It's so nice that it's this sort of this continuing part of everyone's shared cultural knowledge."

Portman portrayed Amidala in Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, and reunited with Star Wars co-stars Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton on her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun.

"The three of us had this reunion," the actress said of McGregor and Edgerton, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi and Owen Lars. "Joel had a small but important role in the second and third of the trilogy I was part of. It was nice that we all sort of had that familiarity to start off with."

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Portman's trio of Star Wars films earned $2.57 billion at the box office, and remain some of her best-known movies to date. The actress said playing Amidala hurt her career, however, in an interview with New York Magazine in 2014.

"Star Wars had come out around the time of [my play] Seagull and everyone thought I was a horrible actress," she recalled. "I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me."

Portman went on to star in the critically-acclaimed Cold Mountain and Black Swan, which she won an Oscar for, and is slated to play Jackie Kennedy in the biopic Jackie. The actress performed "Iko, Iko" with Sia and Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday's episode of The Tonight Show.

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