Official Press Release
PadmĂ© Amidala and C-3PO make a memorable entrance in their STAR WARS: THE CLONES series debuts in âDestroy Malevolence,â an all-new animated episode premiering at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, Oct. 17, on Cartoon Network.
In the episode - the final act of a three-episode arc - PadmĂ© and C-3PO are taken hostage by General Grievous, leaving Anakin and Obi-Wan to save the Senator and complete the destruction of the Malevolence.
However, Catherine Taber (American Werewolf in Paris, âCrank Yankersâ) feels that PadmĂ© is anything but a conventional damsel in distress.
âI donât see her that way,â Taber says. âSheâs a damsel, certainly, but sheâs rarely in distress. She sometimes ends up in sticky situations, but always for the right reasons, because sheâs out on her own doing what she believes in. She doesnât really require rescuing; sheâs quite capable of rescuing herself. She can be kind of girly, and yet at the same time sheâs completely willing to get her hands dirty if she needs to. Playing her is a lot of fun, because itâs very close to playing myself - although sheâs been a queen and sheâs a senator, so she may be a bit more refined.â
In addition to offering a glimpse at some unexplored sides of PadmĂ©âs character, the episode is a milestone that was significant to Taber, and well as to one of the key relationships in the Star Wars universe.
âWhat was fun about this episode was that it was the first time in The Clone Wars that PadmĂ© and Anakin are physically together,â Taber says. âIn the movie, they only interacted via hologram, so this is a chance to see us together, fighting side by side. Itâs sort of the Star Wars version of a date, and itâs always really fun to see these characters interact. Their secret relationship is so central to the larger Star Wars story, and every time theyâre together it gives us a glimpse into whatâs to come and why.â