I don't intend for thread to become a Natalie bash...so please don't get the thread locked. We can't deny that Leia is iconic. Not only because in paper she defied every stereotypical representation of women in the media, but because Fisher gave us a solid conviction of what the character was. I feel that part of reason there are deferring opinions on Padmè is in large part due to Nat's very technical acting style... meaning she doesn't act from the heart and always fails to fully connect with the women she plays. This became very apparent to me when The Other Boleyn Girl came out. She views acting very business like and such. I understand why George picked her...her early work was pretty promising, but I don't believe that she had her heart in the project as an actress who loves the craft do, and thus she fails to completely convey the thorough complexity of Padmè. I'm my the only one who that sees it?