KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's Star Wars Secrets as Natalie Portman's Double - The Graham Norton Show BBC AMERICA

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Comments • 523

  • Lang
    Lang 14 days ago

    They need to do a female cast remake of Twins.

  • help4343
    help4343 24 days ago

    When the writing is so bad even a guy who hasn't seen the movie can pick logical holes. It kind of defeats the purpose of using a decoy if you stand so close to them that your likely to be killed by accident as collateral damage.

  • darthjump
    darthjump Month ago

    I lost my compassion at "I haven´t seen this movie"

  • Sarah
    Sarah Month ago

    Natalie Portman wanted to go home early? Her parents must be famous or something for the set to treat her like a queen

  • The End Is Near
    The End Is Near Month ago +1

    i didnt recognize her with the make-up shit, I thought before that she was Portman's sister lol

  • AXFN
    AXFN 3 months ago

    Keira goes by the Machete order too

  • Danny Heywood
    Danny Heywood 3 months ago

    The Queen was 12!! Bloody hell I'm old.

  • Mia Lavier
    Mia Lavier 4 months ago

    She also has no breast Thats How you know she’s not Portman

  • Lea Somebang
    Lea Somebang 4 months ago

    Keira became natalie's double, wow

  • ElectricRazer
    ElectricRazer 5 months ago

    Natalie Portman is the hottest woman on teh planet.

  • Daniel-the-Bard
    Daniel-the-Bard 6 months ago

    It's true. Natalie Portman is really short. I never noticed until the movie "No Strings Attached" when Ashton Kutcher made fun of her height.

  • Chris Scarbrough
    Chris Scarbrough 6 months ago

    37 47 OTG

  • 1993DJC
    1993DJC 7 months ago +1

    I still cannot see how people think Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman look the same or even similar. They've both got brown eyes and hair, and have lightish skin, but they have very different looks. Knightley is very clearly British, while Portman looks like she's of maybe Middle Eastern decent? Knightley also has very angular features. Portman' s are rounded. And their facial expressions are very different, as well as the ways they carry themselves.

  • Michael Gibb
    Michael Gibb 7 months ago

    That right there, what Lee Mack said, is how you eviscerate the Star Wars prequels for the nonsense they are, putting aside the fact they reduce one of the greatest and most iconic ever movie villains to a whiney child who only became a villain because he got caught up in a trade dispute.

  • SuperCrazybumblebee
    SuperCrazybumblebee 8 months ago

    I have never seen any resemblance between Keira and Natalie. I think Keira is beautiful and unique and looks nothing like Natalie. It's so strange to me that people mix them up. I just can't see it.

  • Bondii B
    Bondii B 8 months ago

    omg that' they guy from wallander and much ado about nothing :D

  • Aki La
    Aki La 8 months ago

    I feel like she doesn't want to talk about it, like she's kinda being abrupt with her answers

  • Kyran Black
    Kyran Black 8 months ago

    They should've kept Kiera over Natalie tbh

  • Gabriel Goes
    Gabriel Goes 9 months ago

    A surprise to be sure but a welcome one

  • Logan Shuman
    Logan Shuman 9 months ago

    Wow, she's really cute without all that makeup in the movies.

  • Man In Magenta Wig
    Man In Magenta Wig 9 months ago

    THANK YOU! I didn't get why they had them stand next to each other, either. XD

  • HeliRy
    HeliRy 9 months ago

    I would drink her bath water lol

  • divakar N
    divakar N 9 months ago

    I had seen her in the 'a dangerous method'.. she is the fantastic.

  • Loya Frostwind
    Loya Frostwind 9 months ago

    I will always remember Keira from "Bend it like Beckham".

  • Adam C
    Adam C 9 months ago

    Why would the princess be right next to the actual decoy? .. an assassins dream -well clearly you really did not watch the first of all these dumpster films called the Prequels. Common sense was not a common virtue

  • Blood
    Blood 9 months ago

    Keira was the queens decoy?!! Damn.. never knew that lol

  • Leo Garcia
    Leo Garcia 9 months ago

    man I luv her!!!!

  • EmpireToys
    EmpireToys 9 months ago


  • TheDrexxus
    TheDrexxus 9 months ago

    She was only 12 when Episode 2 came out??? For some reason I thought she was older than me, but I apparently have a few years on her... Geez.

  • DVD Guy That
    DVD Guy That 9 months ago

    That's too funny. I wondered the same thing as I watched the film. What is the purpose of having a decoy if they're practically hand in hand most of the time...

  • lanihawj
    lanihawj 10 months ago

    Keira Knightly, Natalie Portman, Daisey Ridley and Katie Mcgrath.

  • Stealth killer
    Stealth killer 10 months ago

    Wow her face looks so different

  • PolarPhantom
    PolarPhantom 10 months ago

    I know we joke about Daisy looking like Natalie and Keira, but I think her resemblance was intentional to evoke Padme through Rey's character. Now, Rey is not the same as Padme, but the symbolism may be intentional.

  • foxhound13
    foxhound13 10 months ago

    This is blowing my mind because I didn't know that was her.

  • Vivi Li
    Vivi Li 10 months ago

    Princess? Padmè was the queen excuse you.

  • Dankest Network
    Dankest Network 10 months ago

    I wish I could take Kiera on a date. She's such a groovy woman.

  • Bruce Smith
    Bruce Smith 10 months ago

    She actually looks like Daisy Ridley I thought....

  • Thao Nguyen
    Thao Nguyen 10 months ago

    That smile, that smile, that smile....

  • Rahim Sharif
    Rahim Sharif 10 months ago

    Why their english slang sound weirdo?

  • Sid Pirate
    Sid Pirate 10 months ago

    I need you to be in STAR MUSICAL for Star Wars as Domino! My idea was to collaborate with George Lucas on 7 8 9 it's for the new country of HEAVEN.... thanks

  • Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald

    Portman, Knightley, & now Daisy Ridley - are all very similar-looking and acting.

  • Ben Quinney
    Ben Quinney 11 months ago


  • king
    king 11 months ago

    The dude hasn’t seen the movie... what is life

  • Húginn
    Húginn Year ago

    Wait. They are not the same person?

  • dakitsu luna
    dakitsu luna Year ago

    Daisy Ridley kinda looks like her too

  • Cece D
    Cece D Year ago

    Natalie and Keira looks so much alike that Keira doesn't know when it's her or Natalie in the movie lol

  • PinkGinger
    PinkGinger Year ago +1

    Who is more shy: Natalie Portman or Keira Knightley?

  • Victor Gazda
    Victor Gazda Year ago

    I think she also looks like winona ryder

  • Fo Reel
    Fo Reel Year ago

    Keira's so much hotter than of those delicate women that really need to be banged hard. Wait, that came out wrong.

  • Jazmín Vázquez
    Jazmín Vázquez Year ago

    Does Keira hate Natalie? Her face is like she doesnt like to talk about that.

  • Chloe Harris
    Chloe Harris Year ago +1

    I remember when I first found the Star Wars prequels and I was so excited because I saw the cover and was like omg Kiera Knightly is in this I love her then after some googling I realised it wasn’t then I found out she was actually in the movie and I had a what moment.

  • Curly Winston
    Curly Winston Year ago

    All I want is that she plays with me...snif

  • Cash Back
    Cash Back Year ago +1

    Fun Fact, if you watch the credits roll for Phantom menace they spell her surname wrong.

  • ragemonkey117
    ragemonkey117 Year ago

    elyse willems

  • MoneyMoss4ever
    MoneyMoss4ever Year ago

    If she was supposed to be the queen's decoy, why would they get someone that looked almost identical to the actual queen?

  • Starwarsoccer 2
    Starwarsoccer 2 Year ago +4

    Sabé, one of my favorite characters just because it's Keira

  • Won Wi Lee
    Won Wi Lee Year ago +1

    LEE MACK ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Dynamic Bedhead
    Dynamic Bedhead Year ago

    Good on Lee Mack for not having seen the god awful prequels

  • Dave Orr
    Dave Orr Year ago

    Natalie Portman and Kiera Knightly had to wear nametags on set so that people wouldn't get them confused. THAT'S why she had a job!

    • flawincutie89
      flawincutie89 10 months ago

      Could the crew members not simply just ask them for their names instead...?

  • mikeparez
    mikeparez Year ago

    Natalie Portman was super rude to her apparently on set

  • HammerDemonn
    HammerDemonn Year ago

    Spoilers for Star Wars: episode I The Phantom Menace.

  • A Tem
    A Tem Year ago

    i never knew she was the double. i learned something.

  • Playstation Elation

    So she was 12 for Episode One which was 1999, then she had to have been 16 when she was in the first Pirates of the Caribbean... Really?

  • SuperStrong
    SuperStrong Year ago

    I always get them confused.

  • Straight Gangsta
    Straight Gangsta Year ago

    Shoulda put Keira in Star Wars instead of Portman.........Portman was an annoying nerd in that

  • L. StoneHeart
    L. StoneHeart Year ago

    She looks like a baby version of Lena Heady

  • Joe Nesvick
    Joe Nesvick Year ago

    I still refer to her as Natalie Portman's decoy 🤣

  • OnOez
    OnOez Year ago +1

    0:29 I didn't realize Adam Driver was also in the movie

  • Lithandriel Henny

    The role is a queen; not a Princess

  • Tyler Jaynes
    Tyler Jaynes Year ago +3

    Natalie Portman resembles Kiera Knightly who resembles Daisy Ridley.
    Natalie Portman looks nothing like Daisy Ridley, but Daisy Ridley looks like Kiera Knightly who looks like Natalie Portman

    Solve for X so I can marry it.

  • Lucia
    Lucia Year ago

    lol everyone knows star wars prequels make zero sense

  • wiinterflowers
    wiinterflowers Year ago

    I can see who's better at their job and hotter (coughs) Keira.

  • JustLove Music
    JustLove Music Year ago +7

    Natalie is way more successful, more beautiful, and more talented

  • Pinelopi Rose
    Pinelopi Rose Year ago

    Winona Ryder
    Natalie Portman
    Keira Knightley
    Same person for me

  • Rehan raza khan
    Rehan raza khan Year ago

    Keira looks so ugly,I always thought she is beautiful,but she is not

  • ShyPoke
    ShyPoke Year ago

    Yet another prequel fallacy lol.

  • Lucia
    Lucia Year ago

    everyone can see that star wars prequels didn't make any sense lol

  • JustLove Music
    JustLove Music Year ago +6

    Natalie always been the prettier

  • Sun Wu
    Sun Wu Year ago

    Hope she gets back to Thor.

  • Isabella Ho
    Isabella Ho Year ago

    I always confuse those two. XD

  • Nefeli Christogoula

    so practically she called Natalie Portman short😂

  • jamezilla
    jamezilla Year ago

    Actually everyone's known that for YEARS.

  • Nullveer
    Nullveer Year ago

    She's so posh! I don't know what posh is, but she's it!

  • summacruzlaude
    summacruzlaude Year ago

    I love how Keira Knightley didn't even know what her roll was in episode one... if she was a decoy or not.

  • Tomáš Bouzek
    Tomáš Bouzek Year ago +1

    I know I was sure that Natalie Portman or Keira Knightly were this qeen in Star Wars, but really I was always confused who was it. I love both :-D

  • wheelmanstan
    wheelmanstan Year ago +8

    it was so insane, she's somehow this wise 14 year old queen ruler everyone gets advice from and respects that's having her handmaiden handle diplomatic relations etc., meanwhile a 9 year old genius test tube baby is building droids and pods in his spare time, oh and his mother lets him race in a race where pretty much every participant dies

  • Hef Tarc
    Hef Tarc Year ago

    she got bad teeth, rat teeth really..

  • MagpulSqwerl
    MagpulSqwerl Year ago +2

    she has god awful line delivery in phantom menace.......

    • Philip Wester
      Philip Wester Year ago

      +MrCodyhoskins: Wait, Natalie Portman's lines were all dubbed over by Keira Knightley?

    • MrCodyhoskins
      MrCodyhoskins Year ago +7

      She actually didn't deliver any of her lines. Natalie Portman was dubbing for her to make us think she was the Queen and Lucas clearly didn't care how blandly she spoke them.

    • Philip Wester
      Philip Wester Year ago +10

      Almost everyone had awful line delivery in "Phantom Menace", even people who would go on to win Oscars. I blame the directors.

  • Super 8
    Super 8 Year ago +172

    Lena Headey
    Winona Ryder
    Natalie Portman
    Keira Knightley
    Daisy Ridley

    • DogOfHades
      DogOfHades 6 months ago

      Lena, Winona? What the... No offence but are white girls all the same to you?

    • Nic B.
      Nic B. 6 months ago

      omg, illuminati confirmed!

    • Qui-Gon Jinn
      Qui-Gon Jinn 8 months ago

      what the hell. lena headey is a total milf. she looks nothing like the others.

    • Simon
      Simon 9 months ago

      Super 8 Dont forget Jena Malone! I find that Knightley sounds like a mix of Emilia Clarke, Daisy Ridley and Natalie Portman

    • flawincutie89
      flawincutie89 10 months ago +1

      The most prettiest and attractive actress, of all time for that matter is Winona Ryder in my opinion for several reasons.

  • Lightup Darkness
    Lightup Darkness Year ago


  • Adam Palmer
    Adam Palmer Year ago

    lol twins

  • Paulo Carvalho
    Paulo Carvalho Year ago

    When you search for a Natalie portman movie and it's actually a Keira movie.

  • Chrono Mitsurugi
    Chrono Mitsurugi Year ago +144

    Best line. I don't much about decoy's but I wouldn't have let them stand next to each other. LOL

  • Dorohedoro
    Dorohedoro 2 years ago +7

    there's my crush

  • Emilie Weiler
    Emilie Weiler 2 years ago +56

    Keira reminds mr of Lena Heady sometimes

  • Calum Watson
    Calum Watson 2 years ago


  • Yves Gomes
    Yves Gomes 2 years ago +4

    When I watched King Arthur I was still thinking she was Natallie. -_-

  • Daniel Lewis
    Daniel Lewis 2 years ago

    A 12yo Kiera is the body double for a 16yo Natalie who plays an age unknown Queen.

    • rocketcon
      rocketcon Year ago

      Daniel Lewis Queen Amidala is 14 in that film.

  • minski76
    minski76 2 years ago +222

    "Where you playing her double in the fictional world?"
    "I don't know..."
    So - not only did she never read a script, she also never watched the film afterwards.... :) Good for her....

    • Weirdo Reborn
      Weirdo Reborn 4 months ago +2

      Trying Duck they've been playing those roles for so long though and most of the actors are seasoned veterans where as Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen were babies during the original trilogy and then they are given lines like "I don't like sand....."

    • Linerunner99
      Linerunner99 4 months ago +5

      Well by this point the Marvel actors all know their parts. They may not know what's going on overall but how to be their character they've got locked in.

    • Trying Duck
      Trying Duck 5 months ago +1

      Cecelia M Which is pretty interesting as the same thing was done in Avengers: Infinity War, with opposite results. Only Benedict Cumberbatch read the script of the whole thing but Marvel and the cast did such a good job at handling it that it turned out so well.

    • Cecelia M
      Cecelia M 7 months ago +4

      Script was never given to her. Pretty ridiculous. Explains how bad the movie was when they have actors with that much screen time that they never bother to inform what they're doing. Actors don't need to know, right? Just stand there and look pretty.

    • ItsMichaelReid
      ItsMichaelReid Year ago +17

      Wasn't like it was a good movie

  • Anakin Skywalker
    Anakin Skywalker 2 years ago +8

    Natalie Portman+Keira Knightley=Daisy Ridley