Oscar winner Natalie Portman has never been about the flash and fame of Hollywood and it’s clearly obvious by the fact she can’t find it.
In an interview for THR today, she was asked about her Oscar for ‘Black Swan’ Portman said…“I don’t know where it is, I think it’s in the safe or something. I don’t know. I haven’t seen it in a while.” She says the statue is a “false idol” she doesn’t want to worship.
Portman will be making her directorial debut for ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival Premier. She adapted the screenplay from the memoir by Amos Oz herself and says she’s not searching for big kudos or box-office bucks from that one either as the film was made completely in Hebrew.
The Israel-born actress expressed her thoughts on forgiving John Galliano (she does) and the recent re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I am very, very upset and disappointed that he was re-elected. I find his racist comments horrific. However, I want to make sure is, I don’t want to use my platform [the wrong way]. I feel like there’s some people who become prominent, and then it’s out in the foreign press. You know, shit on Israel. I do not. I don’t want to do that.”
She and husband Benjamin Millepied are raising their 3-year-old, Aleph, in Paris, just as anti-Semitism in Europe is on the rise. Though she admits to feeling nervous about that, Portman says, “I like being a stranger in a place. You’re kind of an outsider, and I think that’s what makes you. It’s the only way I’ve ever known.”
Portman has another film set to release his summer, ‘Jane Got A Gun’.