Keisha Castle-Hughes – From Queen to Prime Minister

Keisha Castle-Hughes autograph

According to this New Zealand Herald article, kiwi Star Wars actress Keisha Castle-Hughes (who would have wrangled with galactic-scale politics as the Queen of Naboo in ‘Revenge of the Sith’) recently publicly declared “I want to be a politician and maybe one day I will be (Prime Minister)”. It is reported that the 17 year old is enrolled to begin a political science degree next year, so this could theoretically become a case of life imitating art (although, in the Star Wars universe, Queen Apailana began her reign considerably younger, at 13 years of age).