More candid photos taken today. This time a little nicer than usual: Natalie and a friend were spotted after lunch at a restaurant in Los Feliz, California. Zimbio has the pictures:
Thanks to HQ Utopia, we have 8 gorgeous new portraits of Natalie taken by Maarten de Boer during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Click the preview to view them in the gallery.
The news about Natalie pile up, so here are a few as Tidbits.
–A Tale of Love and Darkness opens in Germany on November 3, and Spiegel Online has an interview with Natalie because of it. Unfortunately, the full article is for subscribers only, but we can enjoy a nice picture of her illustrating it:
Candidatures for Gotham Awards have been announced today. These awards are focused especially on independent films, and are the first “serious” awards of the season. Natalie has been nominated in the category of best actress for Jackie:
— IFP (@ifpfilm) October 20, 2016
Hopefully this marks the beginning of a successful awards season for Natalie and the Larrain´s film…
Natalie was interviewed last weekend on the occasion of the upcoming release of Jackie. Here are a couple of excerpt videos for Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight:
In recent days, Natalie has done several interviews on the occasion of the upcoming Jackie release. These are some of them…
-First, an interview with Entertainment Tonight, in which Natalie talks about fame, and what it means to be a mother:
-Another interview in which she “used Paris terror attack to channel emotion for Jackie”:
-An interesting THR article in which Natalie explains how she adopted that “Very Particular” voice for Jackie:
-And finally, an Indiewire article about how she looked past her own ‘Common Perceptions’ for her lauded role:
This weekend Natalie has attended a press junket for the film at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City, and here are a few instagram pictures of the meeting with the press:
The holidays are approaching at speed and I wanted to give a shout out to Belero and Rachel for keeping the np.com ship afloat in recent months. More than that, I’d like to ask if you could give a small donation so that the two of them can get a holiday bonus. I say bonus but nobody is earning anything from the site, so if you appreciate all the work that goes into it, a few dollars for the holidays would be great.
As work has taken over my life, I initially felt incredibly guilty, but Belero is doing a better job than I ever did in keeping you all on top of the latest Natalie news. So I’m just as thankful as I’m sure you all are.
In another plug, I wanted to mention that a friend of mine, and a former np.com community member, has self-published a book about her tragic relationship with an ex-boyfriend. I’m incredibly proud of her and if you’re interested in her heartbreaking story, take a look.
Natalie has narrated a video released by NextGen Climate urging voters to support a candidate who will address climate change and clean energy:
She exclusively spoke to Glamour earlier this week in an interview on her thoughts on the U.S. presidential election.
We’ve also updated the gallery with over 200 new and UHQ photos from her visits to campaign offices in Elkins Park in Pennsylvania to inspire volunteers to vote last Monday.
And Jackie promotional film screenings continue, this time for British awards, with a post-Q&A with Natalie, Peter Sarsgaard and the director at AMC 19Th St East 6, in NY:
After Venice and Toronto, New York is the third major festival where the movie has been premiered … and it has caused a third wave of reactions as positive as before
JACKIE really is just extraordinary. Natalie Portman's performance is one of the all-timers already.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) October 14, 2016
— Tomris Laffly (@TomiLaffly) October 13, 2016
JACKIE is an emotionally charged, artful piece of work from Pablo Larrain with an unforgettable performance from Natalie Portman. Wow! #NYFF
— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) October 13, 2016
Jackie Premiere was held at New York Film Festival just a few hours ago, and here we have the first pictures of the entrance to the screening and the post Q&A. Natalie looks stunning alongside Pablo Larraín, Peter Sarsgaard, Darren Aronofsky, Noah Oppenheim and other members of the crew. Zimbio has several photos of the event:
We’re due for a bunch of news out of New York so let me get in a few smaller news items first…
– Natalie, being a fan of Italian author, Elena Ferrante, has agreed to read the audiobook of her new picture book, The Beach At Night. It’s a children’s book, but a very dark one, as you will be able to hear with a preview excerpt of Natalie’s reading here.
– Let’s move on to another rave for Jackie, this time from Awards Daily.
Portman fulfills every expectation, then goes beyond, as she nails every precise emotion imaginable in this unimaginable tragedy. She never loses her grasp on Jackie’s renowned poise, refinement and her perfectly inflected voice. And she never shies away from the horrors she is called upon to witness. I cannot praise her enough. She was astonishing. Revealing depths that one could never guess that she possessed, her performance is one for the ages, certain to land her another Oscar nomination.
– Finally, a French friend of the site saw Planetarium and she shared three points:
* It was a lot better than she had expected.
* Natalie’s French was very solid.
* Natalie has rarely looked more beautiful on film.