London, Dec 19 : Natalie Portman has blamed the ' Star Wars' prequel trilogy for nearly ruining her career.
The 33-year-old actress, who starred as Luke and Leia Skywalker's ill-fated mother Queen Padme Amidala in George Lucas' movies, said that everyone thought she was a "horrible" actress, the Independent reported.
The 'Black Swan' star added that she was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, but no director wanted to work with her.
Los Angeles, Sep 17 : Actress Natalie Portman has confessed that she secretly panics about tripping while walking on the red carpet in front of everyone.
It's tricky, she believes.
"It's a very serious game. I remember my first red carpet, I felt like I was wearing a costume, it was hilarious. Nowadays, I'm used to it. You just need to look happy even if you're wearing uncomfortable shoes or a dress you regret having chosen," France's Madame Figaro magazine quoted Portman as saying.
New York, December 27 : Natalie Portman has topped the list of best actors for the buck by Forbes magazine, bringing in about 42.70 dollars for every dollar she earns.
Forbes. com explained that as compared to Eddie Murphy, the most overpaid star, who returns 2.30 dollars for every dollar he gets paid, that Portman doesn't demand a giant payday yet and she's a fantastic investment.
New York, Aug 26 : Actress Natalie Portman is said to be in talks to play the lead role in the Indie drama "Adaline".
This would be Portman's first movie after becoming the mother of son Aleph in June.
The film follows the story of a woman who was born at the turn of the 20th century but does not age since being in an accident. After living her life alone, she meets a man who may be worth giving up her immortality for, reports people. com.
Apart from Portman, the film also stars actor Angela Lansbury.(IANS)
Los Angeles, Feb 28 : Actress Natalie Portman won her first Oscar for best actress for "Black Swan" at the prestigious 83rd Academy Awards here Sunday night.
Portman beat Annette Bening for "The Kids Are All Right", Nicole Kidman for "Rabbit Hole", Jennifer Lawrence of "Winter's Bone" and Michelle Williams of "Blue Valentine".(IANS)
It is not a very easy task to play a ballet dancer and actress Natalie Portman has realized it very well after playing a ballerina in her upcoming movie 'Black Swan'. She considers shooting for this movie was the toughest in her career till today.
Hollywood actresses Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman are in a lesbian relationship. Well, not really, but they are sharing a same-sex relationship in the forthcoming Hollywood movie `Black Swan'. Filming of some portions of the forthcoming film required the actresses to shoot steamy hot sex scenes in bed and since then the film and both actresses have been hitting headlines regularly.
Hollywood has turned hot with the steamy kissing scene between the actresses Natalie Portman and her co-actress Mila Kunis in the new movie Black Swan.
Melbourne, Nov 5 : Israeli/American actress Natalie Portman has revealed that she had shied away from doing nude scenes in the past, as she was uncomfortable with them.
Portman, 28, who posed for the latest cover of V magazine, warned about her lesbian scene in ‘Black Swan’ as being “extreme”.
And she also talked about how she forced the rewriting of the 1999 film ‘Anywhere But Here’ after refusing to do a nude scene.
Washington, November 5 : Actress Natalie Portman has revealed that she is open to the idea of cosmetic surgery to maintain her youthful looks.
The 28-year-old Israeli American star said she was aware of Hollywood’s ageist attitude and feared being dropped for younger talent as she wrinkles.
"You see people who were stars five years ago and already they’re waning,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling America''s V magazine.
“As actresses approach 40, it starts becoming really, really difficult," she added. (ANI)
It could be a first for a Hollywood superstar. Actress Natalie Portman proudly flaunts her Indian bridal finery in Mira Nair’s upcoming movie New York, I Love You. Eversince, desi box-office blockbusters took it among NRIs, Bollywood style, Indian fashion, has caught the fancy of fashionistas the world over. So much so that stores like the Walmart have even started clothing lines to cash in on the trend.
Washington, Sep 1 : Natalie Portman is optimism personified, for she is convinced that the international recession has its upside, as it will allow people to rethink their priorities.
The `Star Wars' actress, who filmed a FunnyOrDie comedy sketch about the financial crisis last year, insists that workers who are now worse off will be able to get their lives back on track, and find the career they have always wanted.
Washington, Aug 28 : Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has revealed that she loves listening to dirty rap music.
She revealed her choice of music during an exclusive interview with actor Jake Gyllenhaal for Interview magazine.
Gyllenhaal, 28, asked the actress what kind of music she likes listening to, and Portman, 28, replied that was into obscene hip-hop at the moment.
"I've mostly been listening to dirty rap lately. That's sort of my scene," People magazine quoted her as saying.
London, Aug 25 : Actresses Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis are said to have put in their best effort for a sizzling girl-on-girl action in a new movie.
Portman, 28, and Kunis, 26, both play rival ballet stars in the spine-chiller movie ‘Black Swan’.
“There is an angry, aggressive sex scene in the movie. It’s pretty raunchy, both girls give it their all,” the Daily Star quoted an insider as revealing.
Meanwhile, Portman is all set to produce high school comedy ‘Booksmart’ for Fox. (ANI)
Washington, Aug 12 : Fox is all set to get "Booksmart" as they have roped in actress Natalie Portman to produce the high school comedy for them.
Portman will produce the flick with her partner Annette Savitch under their Handsomecharlie Films banner, reports Variety.
The venture is not new for Portman, who has already produced "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" and "Hesher," under Handsomecharlie.
Booksmart is a story of two brilliant high school students who've never had any boyfriends and how they get one through the prom. (ANI)
Washington, July 14 : Natalie Portman has been cast as the female lead in `Thor, Marvel Studios'' adaptation of its comic book.
The 28-year-old Portman has been cast as Jane Foster, who was a nurse and first love of the title character in the Marvel Comics, reports Variety.
According to Marvel Studios, the character is being updated for the movie version of `Thor,' in which the Norse warrior is cast down to Earth to live among humans.
Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor in the movie, which begins shooting early next year. It is due in theaters May 20, 2011.
London, June 2 : Natalie Portman is set to feature in the multi-million dollar comedy Your Highness.
The Star Wars actress was said to have booked her trip to Northern Island's capital Belfast for filming, which is due to begin in July.
The movie tells the story of a "tale of two spoiled and arrogant princes in a medieval fantasy setting", reports the BBC.
James Franco and Danny McBride will star as the princes, who fall in love with a warrior princess, played by Portman, during their quest to save the kingdom.
Washington, May 17 : Natalie Portman has denied reports of her romantic link-up with Sean Penn, insisting that the actor is `a friend and colleague'.
Several tabloid reports have claimed the two are an item after being seen together in a West Hollywood bar shortly after Penn, 48, filed for a legal separation from his wife of 13 years, Robin Wright Penn.
However, the 27-year-old actress is firmly denying rumours that the two are an item.
New York, May 16 : Israeli-American actress has bought a medieval manor in Los Feliz for 3.25 million dollars.
Portman, 27, who just played doomed Queen Anne Boleyn, was also spotted cavorting in Los Angeles with actor Sean Penn.
The castle like manor she bought is 4,866 square feet with four bedrooms and cathedral ceilings, reports the New York Post.
There are two guesthouses, a pool, a courtyard and state-of-the-art security. (ANI)
Melbourne, May 11 : If reports are to be believed, it is Hollywood actor Sean Penn's alleged romance with Natalie Portman that led to his divorce from his wife of 13 years, Robyn Wright.
Penn's marriage to Robyn Wright Penn ended, as he reportedly began dating Portman, whom he met at the Cannes film festival in 2008.
The alleged duo was recently spotted kissing for over 45 minutes at the Tower Bar in LA''s Sunset Tower Hotel.