But then I remembered some deleted scenes I'd watched a few weeks back and voila! I knew who fit the bill.
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Star Wars, Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Deleted Scene* - Senators**
Mon Mothma (played by Genevieve O'Reilly) has so much gravitas in this scene that it baffles me that Lucas had never introduced her before. Then again, Bail Organa is little more than a plot point in the prequels, despite the impact he has on the original trilogy, so I suppose Mothma got similar treatment. She could have been a huge part of Padme's inner circle of friends, all witnessing the gradual degradation of citizens' rights, all the way back to Attack of the Clones. But nope. Instead, she's just some rando in a deleted scene. I think back on Day 11's challenge: why reintroduce characters we already know very well when you can flesh out others to make their cameos in the other films have that much more oomph? Because then you can't have Threepio being comic relief.
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* Bai Ling showing up here made my fucking day, but when she makes Natalie Portman's performance look amateur by comparison? That's just priceless.
** Also, do you see what I mean about how everything looks like a set? Obviously, it is, because, hey, this is a movie, but there is realism in the original trilogy that did not travel over to the prequels.