Natalie Portman on Why She Did Thor

Nov 23 • by Justin • No CommentsMovies

Ever since Natalie Portman signed on to play Dr. Don Blake’s love interest Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming Thor, the actress hasn’t done a ton of interviews, so we haven’t had much of a chance to learn about her take on the character.

At the press conference for Jim Sheridan’s Brothers, a terrific drama in which Portman is quite astounding as a young mother whose husband is a soldier who has gone missing and presumed dead in Afghanistan, we tried our best to broach the subject, trying to find out why she decided to do it, having already starred in one comic book movie (V For Vendetta) as well as starring in one of the biggest sci-fi franchises of all time (Do we even have to name it?). We also were hoping to find out what sort of research or comics she might have read for the role, and whether it might be a big part, considering that much of the movie will probably take place in Asgard.

Unfortunately, the press conference environment is not the best place to get into this sort of thing–and we felt quite guilty even asking about it–but she did tell us at least why she did want to be in the movie:

“I just thought it sounded like a weird idea because Kenneth Branagh’s directing it, so I was just like, ‘Kenneth Branagh doing ‘Thor’ is super-weird. I’ve gotta do it’,” she told us, before a journalist interrupted her answering our question because he didn’t even know who Jane Foster was (The heathen!). Sadly, she never got to the rest of our question, but hopefully, we’ll get another chance to talk to her before the movie comes out.  Source: Edward Douglas

Interview Magazine Photos

Sep 3 • by Justin • No CommentsGallery

Thanks to oh-emilie.com for these beautiful pictures of the Interview Magazine September 2009.  I have also opened the gallery to public view once again. Enjoy!

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Interview – September 2009

Natalie Portman Has High Hopes for Recession

Aug 31 • by Justin • 1 Comment »Natalie

Natalie Portman is determined to see the positive side of the global economic downturn – she’s convinced the international recession will allow people to rethink their priorities. The “Star Wars” actress, who filmed a FunnyOrDie comedy sketch about the financial crisis last year (08), insists workers who are now worse off will be able to get their lives back on track and find the career they have always wanted.

She says, “I think it’s kind of an exciting time. I mean, everyone is cutting back. It’s happening in every industry – including our own. All of a sudden, people are doing jobs that they hate and they’re not making as much money as they thought they would or they’ve lost their jobs entirely. I’ve started to see people looking more toward their own passions and what really excites them.”

Jake Gyllenhaal Interviews Natalie Portman

Aug 27 • by Justin • No CommentsNatalie

Jake Gyllenhaal scored an exclusive interview with Natalie Portman, his co-star in the upcoming war drama Brothers. Check out some hilarious highlights from the September 2009 issue of Interview Magazine (with Portman on the cover). Read the Interview here!

Gallery Update

Aug 17 • by Justin • No CommentsGallery

From now on you will have to register to view the gallery. I am sorry for having to do this. I might re-open it to the public in a couple of months. But for now you must register. Thank you!

Natalie Portman gets ‘Booksmart’

Aug 12 • by Justin • No CommentsMovies, Natalie

Fox is getting “Booksmart” with Natalie Portman, with the thesp set to produce the high school comedy for the studio.

Laffer will revolve around two overachieving high school seniors who realize the only thing they haven’t accomplished is having boyfriends, and each resolves to find one by prom.

Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern are penning the script.

Portman will produce with her partner Annette Savitch through their Handsomecharlie Films shingle. Shingle has “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits” and “Hesher,” both starring Portman, in production. Source

Star style on a budget: Natalie Portman

Aug 9 • by Justin • No CommentsNatalie

Natalie_Portman_in_LanvinWhen actress Natalie Porman wore a purple ruffled Lanvin dress paired with sky high black stilettto pumps to the premeire of the movie “Blindness” at the Cannes Film Festival, she was displaying pure feminity and charm with the vibrant purple color and the adorable ruffles.  This was a look that was total feminity and fashion forward.

This look is perfect to wear for a daytime or evening wedding or a great social event.  The look is all about the bright purple color and the feminine ruffles.  Arden B, a very feminine and stylish retailer offers a dress somewhat similiar to the Lanvin dress that Natalie Portman wore.  While not strapless and having a black belt, the Arden B look is a chiffon swirl ruffle dress.  A halter dress featuring a tiered swirl ruffle detail all throughout the dress is charming, elegant, feminine and still offers the ruffles and same great purple color from the Lanvin dress.  It is a lovely choice at $68.00.  Pairing the dress with the similiar black towering stiletto heels is an easy feat.  Payless Shoe Source offers Hilt patent pumps for $16.99 that have a soft pointed toe, a shiny black patent and a 3.75″ heel.  They are versatile and perfect for other looks.  Natalie Portman keeps her look simple with a long and dangling pair of earrings in silver.

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