Frustratingly cut in order for viewers to stay focused on the fall of Anakin Skywalker, one of the best things about the EPISODE III DVD release of 2005 were the deleted scenes showing Padme, Bail Organa and a group of equally concerned senators gathering together on Coruscant to discuss forcing the Supreme Chancellor to put an end to the long-running Clone Wars. From the seeds of this committee would later be born a Rebel Alliance challenging a tyrannical Empire.
|An unknown stand-in filling in for the filming during Smit's original absence.|
On an interesting behind the scenes note, Jimmy Smits was not originally available on the day to film this above scene at the FOX STUDIOS in Australia in 2003. A costumed double was used and then Smits as Organa was later cleverly superimposed onto the footage.