We’ve filled in the gallery with some more new and HQ photos of Natalie’s appearance at the UCLA Israel Studies Award presentation yesterday in L.A., courtesy of Just Jared.
Well that didn’t take long. The Hollywood Reporter has the interview with Natalie up and it is definitely not forgettable. In her personal life we know enough to sense that she is very warm and open. When she is in the spotlight it feels like we mostly get empty interviews. You get the sense that there is very little of her in them. An exercise in box ticking. Well, Natalie came to talk in this interview. It’s a bit…prickly, but it was refreshing to hear her talk frankly about Netanyahu, Oscars, Jane Got a Gun, and even selfies!
Click the thumb below to read the full interview, along with some KNOCKOUT photos from the shoot.
Thanks to Kitten.
Natalie’s editorial photoshoot presence has really dropped off dramatically in recent years. So it’s great to learn that a new shoot is on the way, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. We have a beautiful preview image from their Instragram account.
As well as a behind the scenes video from the shoot, which includes an interview as well as previews of the editorial, which really looks stunning. Quick question though, has Natalie ever looked this tired and/or hungover in an interview before?
Thanks to Cherryvanilla and Lightscamerareaction.
Natalie’s first directed film, A Tale of Love and Darkness, is an adaptation of the Amos Oz memoir. She was on hand at UCLA yesterday to present Oz with an award. Rachel will no doubt give the album the full treatment but for now click the thumbnail below for a temporary glimpse of Natalie at the gala event.
We also have a video, courtesy of the Daily Mail, showing Natalie posing for photographs while photographers call her “sweetheart” and “honey”. So, yeah, awkward as hell.
Thanks to Belerofonte.
We have a couple videos from the recent Dior exhibition in Beijing, which Natalie attended as Miss Dior. The first video is a focused interview with Natalie, while the second has more footage from the event itself, with a couple Natalie sightings thrown in for good measure.
Thanks to Aurore and Belerofonte.
A big thanks to Aurore for finding this Film4 video of A list actors talking about acting. Not exactly anything you wouldn’t have heard before, but Natalie sure looks great. She shows up at the 2:25 mark.
It’s time for another batch of mini news items.
– Here is a video for film geeks (like me), featuring the color grader on Knight of Cups talking about his experience working on the film.
– Lee pointed out the awesome artwork for the Leon Steelseries Bluray. It is a limited edition and if you click the thumbnail below and order, you’ll be helping out the site by giving us a small referral fee.
– Finally, Benjamin will be joining Natalie at Cannes as he is creating an Alfred Hitchcock inspired piece for the opening.
The great Terrence Malick Facebook fan group, One Big Soul, disappeared recently. This was a real shame because they provide great insight and access – being the first (if memory serves) to break the title news for Weightless.
Well, the disappearance wasn’t protracted. They are back with a new group and some new material along with it. Below is a posting of Natalie on stage at the
Natalie was in attendance at the opening of a Miss Dior exhibition in Beijing earlier today, marking her first public appearance in over a month. We’ve added a handful of photos of Natalie at the event to the gallery, with hopefully more to come.
It looks like we’re going to be in for an exciting May. The Cannes Film Festival, which Natalie will attend with her film A Tale of Love and Darkness, starts on May 13th. Now we have news that Natalie will present an award to Amos Oz, the author of the novel that Natalie adapted.
— Katy Sweet (@katysweetPR) April 28, 2015
Natalie will also, once again, be attending the AmfAR gala on May 21st. This time Natalie is a co-chair, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, Sharon Stone and others.
Thanks to Kitten and Belerofonte.
We’ve updated the gallery with a much better quality version of the A Tale of Love and Darkness promotional poster. Hopefully we’ll find out in May if this is just teaser material or an official poster.
Thanks to Belerofonte for the find.
Let me ease back into things with a handful of mini news items, which we like to call tidbits.
– Starting with the news that Natalie will be Harvard’s Class Day speaker for 2015. Class Day honours graduating students and will be held on May 27th. Hopefully a recording will find its way online shortly after that.
– Taste of Cinema has thrown together a list of the top 20 first time performances in cinema. Natalie as Mathilda makes the list but to find out exactly where she landed, you’ll have to see for yourselves.
– Finally, Avengers: Age of Ultron has started releasing across the globe and in case there was any doubt, Natalie’s Jane Foster character is not in the film.
Thanks to Belerofonte.
I am officially back from holiday and a bout of food poisoning while Rachel is finally nearing the end of a torturous journey back home. We both thank you for your patience and I’m glad to see that it looks like we didn’t miss out on any urgent Natalie news.
It appears that a more complete collection of the Sony leaked emails have been made available online. On the Natalie front there are a couple items worth mentioning…
Firstly, Sony is working on an adaptation of a young adult set of novels called The Fifth Wave series, in which the world has been kicked back to the stone-age after an alien invasion. The emails reveal that Natalie was the number one choice for the role of Reznik, a tough drill sergeant who trains the kids.
That sounds like some awful casting to me and it seems that Natalie agreed as later emails confirmed that Natalie read the script and passed on it.
Secondly, Michael Lynton, the chief executive at Sony, mentions A Tale of Love and Darkness in passing to another a friend at The New Yorker.
ps I saw Natalie Portman’s film based on the Amos Oz book on Monday. She directed it. It is in Hebrew and is great. You may want to do something with it.
Thanks to Sarah.
The Cannes Film Festival 2015 lineup was unveiled earlier today, and while A Tale of Love and Darkness won’t be in competition, there will be a special screening of the film during the festival. We should be expecting a Natalie appearance at Cannes in May, fingers crossed. Thanks to Belerofonte, via Deadline.