Padme being badass. I love this chick.
The fact that scenes like this were not put into the movies is one of my biggest problems with the prequels. Padme’s passion for her people and her determination in the political sphere were established in The Phantom Menace but were rarely mentioned in Attack of the Clones or Revenge of the Sith. Or more accurately, the mentions that are made, are subtle and easily looked over. The focus of the movies is Anakin and Padme’s role in a lot of ways is relegated to her relationship with him. We, the viewers, know that’s not all that she is, but with how much her political life was cut out of the movies, it’s hard to remember that sometimes.