I don’t often link to fanart that isn’t submitted, but this Deviantart find by Belerofonte is not only great it makes me wish the idea could be represented on screen.

Loki and Jane traitors


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Andreas Introduction

Hello everyone! I am Andreas. Thank you to Darren for this opportunity. I’ve visited this site a lot and never thought that I’d be a part of it! I am Greek, South African and Zimbabwean, but I currently reside in Toronto.

I am a film/music writer who has worked for the Toronto ezine Live in Limbo for three years now. I have majored in cinema studies and am wishing to do my masters in film.

I have frequented this site for years (approximately six) to get all of the latest updates on Natalie Portman. I have been inspired by her work ever since I was a child (when she was already a Queen in the Star Wars series). My favorite film of hers is Black Swan (an obvious choice, but I believe it is for good reason). Otherwise, my favorite film is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, my favorite director is Igmar Bergman and the worst movie I have ever seen is Battlefield Earth.

Thank you for this privilege, again! I hope to keep the site going smoothly as possible. If you have any questions, hit me up!



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We Have A New Writer

Thanks to all who showed interest. As mentioned, Rachel and I are swamped and we don’t like leaving you Natalie fans in the dark. Even when I do update now, it is so frenzied that what little substance I used to muster has gone out the window.

So welcome to the team, Andreas.


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Paris Capitale

Thanks to Belerofonte (via moon-light-world), we have a new portrait of Natalie taken during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, featured on the cover of Paris Capitale magazine.


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Natalie news has died down a bit so let’s shuffle through another bag and pull out a couple mini news items.

– Natalie will be hosting a PBS airing gala (July 24th) celebrating composer John Williams.

– Lightscamerareaction reports a couple Malick-y items from Awards Watch. The first being a potential scoop that plans are afoot to play Knight of Cups and “Weightless” together at festivals. The other is a review of Natalie’s Knight of Cup performance which goes something like, “he looks lovely and smiles a lot and then looks crushed and lost and that’s kinda it.”

Doesn’t that sound amazing!


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New Writer

I need help. There, I said it. I’ve been updating this site for over 15 years. Back in the day the rule was a minimum of four updates on week days and two on weekends. Obviously even if I had more time now, that would be near impossible these days. But work is increasing, Rachel is also super busy and now I’m moving to Berlin for three months from the end of July.

Basically I can’t keep up and you guys deserve better. I still want to contribute, I just need to know that if I am busy there is someone else ready to pick up the slack.

So, if you are a decent writer (bonus points for being creative) and a big Natalie fan that keeps up with the news, drop me a line and let’s talk.


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Fixed Poll

Well I hope it’s fixed. Some people weren’t seeing the last poll so I started a new one. Please let me know if this does the trick.


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Natalie in London

In the first candid photos since last month in Cannes, Natalie was spotted arriving in London on a Eurostar train yesterday. Hit the preview to view the whole gallery.

Thanks to Iktriad for the find.


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Malick Updates

Even though Knight of Cups is complete and has been screened at Berlinale, the producers are now aiming for an early 2016 release. I assume the mixed reviews cooled any awards season prospects but producer Gabrield Hammonds puts it like this.

“We want to have the longest run possible,” said Hammond, “not for money’s sake, but so we can get as many people to share the experience.”

The Thompson On Hollywood piece that includes the quote also mentions that the second Malick film, Weightless, will not be released under that title. One Big Soul have heard that it is the title of the film but that the distributors have the rights to change it and that’s exactly what they will be doing.

Thanks to Belerofonte.


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It’s time for a new poll and with Jane Got A Gun (apparently) on the horizon, I thought it could be fund to try and predict when the trailer will see the light of day.

As for the last poll, it seems most of you think Natalie made the right decision to direct her first film and drop out of Macbeth. For her, I feel it was surely the right decision. For me as a fan…I’m less sure.



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Black Swan Throwback

Black Swan‘s still photographer Niko Tavernise is sharing a new-old photo of Natalie in a Rodarte costume that didn’t make it to the final cut of the film on his Instagram account. Thanks to Belerofonte for the find.

A photo posted by Niko Tavernise (@antwrangler) on


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More Tidbits

Back-to-back tidbits!

– Following on from the Ruth Bader Ginburg appearance mentioned on the site yesterday, here is more info, including a plot point, for On the Basis of Sex.

– The UK release date for Jane Got A Gun has arrived and it lands the same day as the US – September 4th. Now, how about a trailer?

– Finally, further confirmation of Natalie’s upcoming shoot with Ellen von Unwerth, straight from the photographer’s mouth in this new interview. She also talks about photographing Natalie in one of her first shoots.

I have long since ceased photographed. I had time for an interview to “Léon – The Professional” in front of the camera since she was fourteen and jumped around on the bed in cat costume. (Laughs) She was already a smart kid and had a great personality.

Thanks to Belerofonte and Iktriad.


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We’ve got quite the backlog of smaller news items, so let’s do some catching up with another round of tidbits.

– Starting off, Natalie was in Iceland for her birthday. No photos and we aren’t sure whether if there was a work component, but here is a short article in Icelandic.

– Next up, it seems that the Ruth Bader Ginsburg film (the name of which I always have to look up – On the Basis of Sex) has been in development for awhile, with the delay being because Natalie insisted that the director be female. As you might recall, Natalie has gotten her wish with Marielle Heller seemingly set to direct.

– Finally, for those interested in films that Natalie could potentially have been in – the Macbeth trailer is here and looks amazing, while the Steve Jobs teaser dropped a couple weeks back and is also really well executed.

Thanks to Belerofonte.


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Knight of Cups Photos

The awesome One Big Soul has exclusive photos from the set of Knight of Cups. They have over a dozen shots but I’ve just nabbed the three that contain Natalie. Click the thumb below to take a look.



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Madame Figaro

Natalie was photographed by Matias Indjic for Madame Figaro during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, and made an appearance in an issue of the magazine earlier this month.


Thanks to Belerofonte for the find.


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Mathilda Drawing

A big thanks to Sanji for bringing the Portmania fire once again. I have to take a lot of the blame for the lack of fanart. It has been a really hectic few weeks and I just wasn’t able to shake the tree to see what falls out like I usually do. With that said, I am now accepting fanart for next year’s Portmania!

Speaking of fanart, Ange sent this in for Natalie’s birthday but I saw it a bit late. It’s a really cool image and deserves some love.



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DAY 7 of PORTMANIA 17 is also JUNE 9th!



WHAT?! someone else’s birthday?!?! who could it be?!!


Portmania (3) (1)th

That’s right. ANA made a new Birthday Wallpaper for everyone to enjoy!

now Let’s get things started on this Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, NATALIETATIONAL!!

This Is What We Call PORTMANIA!



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DAY 6.

how do you start the day before the last day of PORTMANIA!?


with a classy wallpaper by STEVE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

and so it starts!



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Day FIVE of PORTMANIA 17 is today!


Quesse made this wallpaper! he’s attended PORTMANIA every year. more or less. there was that one time we had to change venues to be cheaper and, like a lot of people, he skipped out that year. but anyway I can excuse his mix-up of how many PORTMANIA’S there have been. and who can blame him? there’s 17 of them for crying out loud.

but enough of that. he calls his piece “PORTMANIA Submission #1″. WHICH I hope means there’ll be a #2!! because we have nothing ELSE!!!!!

OH MY GOSH. I remember brushing my teeth this morning but I can’t remember if I flossed or not.


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My Blueberry PORTMANIA

You’ll see a smilin’ face, a fireplace, a cozy room

DAY 4! and now the pic of the day by ANA!

Portmania (2) (2)th

yes. we do wear underwear during PORTMANIA! we’re classy that way.



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