A nice picture to start the week: the Spanish actress Patricia Garó has shared in her instagram account an old photo taken during the filming of “Goya’s Ghosts” in 2005. Enjoy:
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Natalie attended the American Cinemateque Awards Gala yesterday, in which Amy Adams was honored for her entire career. Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Denis Villeneuve, Michael Shannon, Chris Messina and Kristen Stewart were other guests of the tribute.
Natalie never has worked with Adams, but is still waiting for “the perfect buddy comedy” to come along for them, she said in her speech on the stage. She also said that she “traveled with Amy on the campaign trail” meaning the awards season track. “During these interviews that get repetitive, Amy said something that it was difficult to be an actress because you have to have a thick skin because of all things people say about you, but you have to have a thin skin and be vulnerable when you’re working. She maintains that incredible vulnerability when I see her”.
It’s time for more weekly tidbits…
–The New York Times reports on an initiative by a dozen female Hollywood artists (including Natalie, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon or Kathleen Kennedy), to take measures to fight against sexual harassment within the film industry, a subject that, unfortunately, is sadly topical in recent weeks.
-In the public appearance at the “Equality Summit” two days ago, Natalie briefly mentioned that she was preparing to play a “messed up pop star” (minute #16 in the video). Of all the projects that are in pre-production at the moment, there is one that could fit into it: Vox Lux, directed by Brady Corbet. Initially, Rooney Mara was going to star the film. Maybe this is Natalie’s new project? Who knows …
-and finally, a funny video recorded a few years ago: Natalie, on one of her trips with “We Movement”:
Found this gem today and totally forgot I had it. A few years ago I had the chance to go to Kenya and witness firsthand the incredible work that both @wemovement and Natalie Portman have been working on. This is a fun little moment we captured with everyone’s favorite Maasai warriors – Wilson and Jackson. ❤️ @chantsmyname @cameronkennedy82 #we #natalieportman #wemovement #weday #kenya #maasai #maasaiwarriors #metowe
It was just announced that Natalie has been selected as the 2018 Genesis Prize Laureate. The $1 million award, known as “the Jewish Nobel Prize,” is granted each year to a person recognised as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through professional achievement and commitment to Jewish values. According to the organizers, she was awarded in recognition of her commitment to social causes and deep connection to her Jewish and Israeli roots.
Natalie has made a statement after the news:
“I am deeply touched and humbled by this honor. I am proud of my Israeli roots and Jewish heritage; they are crucial parts of who I am. It is such a privilege to be counted among the outstanding Laureates whom I admire so much. I express my heartfelt gratitude to the Genesis Prize Foundation, and look forward to using the global platform it provides to make a difference in the lives of women in Israel and beyond.”
Previous laureates include former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actor Michael Douglas, violinist Itzhak Perlman or sculptor Anish Kapoor.
Genesis Prize Ceremony will held in Jerusalem in June 2018.
I was really excited about the prospect of Natalie working on a French film, particularly one directed by Rebecca Zlotowski whose Grand Central is fantastic. Unfortunately, this is one of my least favourite Natalie films. The story has a strong connection to the dead, but its the film that is D.O.A. It certainly looks handsome, and the performances (particularly Natalie and Emmanual Salinger) are solid at the very least.
Animated Movie ‘Foxy Trotter’ has been officially announced today in the American Film Market. Bold Films will produce and finance this movie directed by Chris Prynoski, with Natalie producing and voicing a role. Here we have a first look of the character, presented today during the AFM:
Finally some news about future projects: According to Screen Daily, Natalie will produce and voice a secondary character in an animated film titled Foxy Trotter. Paris-based company Wild Bunch will launch sales on this feature-length animation during the American Film Market in November. Set against the backdrop of 1970s Los Angeles, the movie revolves around the psychedelic adventures of talented rock photographer. Chris Prynoski, whose recent credits include Nerdland, will direct from a screenplay by Jess Rotter, Michael Reich, Jessica Hindley and Mike Pinkney.
A script will be available at the AFM for the film which is currently in pre-production.
It seems that the paparazzi don´t miss the opportunity to photograph Natalie and Amalia in any situation. This time they were seen at the exit of a supermarket, putting the purchase into the car. Daily Mail and Tiscali have the photos (in the second webpage, Amalia´s face is clearly visible):