Natalie has given an interview to Harper’s Bazaar on the occasion of the release of the documentary “Eating Animals” in the United Kingdom next June, in which she denies dating Moby almost twenty years ago, talks on Harvey Weinstein’s case and Time’s Up, and what it means to be vegan for her:
On dating with Moby:
“I was surprised to hear that he characterised the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school,” Portman told us. “He said I was 20; I definitely wasn’t. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18. There was no fact checking from him or his publisher – it almost feels deliberate. That he used this story to sell his book was very disturbing to me. It wasn’t the case. There are many factual errors and inventions. I would have liked him or his publisher to reach out to fact check.”
If Natalie was in Belgium last weekend, today she has attended the Moet & Chandon’s 150th anniversary event at Château de Saran in Champagne, France. In this tweet, we can see her along with Kate Moss, Uma Thurman and Roger Federer:
Kate Moss, Uma Thurman, Natalie Portman, and Roger Federer at Moet & Chandon’s 150th anniversary at Château de Saran in Champagne, France. pic.twitter.com/EJxUrUiNBT— WWD (@wwd) May 21, 2019
Edit: Instagram post by Natalie added:
Natalie has attended the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp tonight with her husband. The event, named “Bach Studies”, has been choreographed by Benjamin, and performed by the Ballet Vlaanderen. We have a couple of instagram photos:
Star Wars. Episode I: The Phantom Menace premiered in American and Canadian theaters exactly twenty years ago. It’s amazing to see how much time has passed. Star Wars was the definitive international recognition for Natalie and even today, many people began to be fans of her when they saw these films. Padme Amidala is one of the most recognizable characters of the saga, and although the prequels have been reviled by much of the fandom for many years, are being judged much more benevolent and objective lately (as Natalie admitted in her recent Interview for Empire). Here are some pictures and videos to remember Natalie´s appearance in the movie:
It’s been two months since we saw the first trailer for “Lucy in the Sky” and we had not heard more about the film since then. Well… It seems that Natalie is shooting new scenes this week for this science fiction drama directed by Noah Hawley. She was photographed in Los Angeles, dressed as her character in the film. Daily Mail has the photos:
Natalie made a surprise appearance last Friday night: composers Thomas Adès and Nico Muhly assembled an event titled “Archives, Friends, Patterns” at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in LA, and she appeared in the concert’s first half.
Natalie dramatized the Young Mrs. Lincoln’s non sequiturs in an excerpt from the Rome Segment of Robert Wilson’s “the CIVIL warS,” originally planned for the 1984 L.A. Olympic Arts Festival and ultimately performed by the L.A. Phil later that year and again in 2014. There were further excerpts from Glass’ first commercial Hollywood film, “North Star,” as well as from “Mishima,” “Monsters of Grace” (which was commissioned by UCLA) and “Satyagraha.”
Muhly was in a film a few years ago with music by Glass titled “Portals” that was directed by Natalie´s husband.
The Star Wars day has been today, and Natalie has celebrated it paying a tribute to Peter Mayhew, a wonderful actor and human being, eternal Chewbacca in almost all the films of the saga:
Today, press has also echoed the statements that Natalie made in the recent Interview for Empire about the prequels backlash:
“It was hard,” she recalls. “It was a bummer because it felt like people were so excited about new ones and then to have people feel disappointed. Also to be at an age that I didn’t really understand that’s kind of the nature of the beast. When something has that much anticipation it can almost only disappoint.
With the perspective of time, it’s been re-evaluated by a lot of people who actually really love them now,” Portman says. “There’s a very avid group of people who think they’re the best ones now! I don’t have enough perspective to weigh in.”