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.”
It’s been an exciting week at Natland, and we’re going to finish it off with a few Tidbits…
-Natalie attended the WE Day 2019 last Thursday. The event will be broadcast on television in August, but here is a brief summary of her speech during the gala.
-As all fans remember, Natalie had a brief relationship with Moby almost twenty years ago. Well … the singer is going to publish an autobiographical book in June in which, among other things, he talks about his relationship with her. New York Post has a review of the book, which details anecdotes about how they met and how, apparently, after break up, they remained friends.
-The week began with the surprise appearance of Natalie at the premiere of End Game, and left us wondering if she would have a cameo in the film. All the fans of Natalie know the answer at this point, but Whoever wants to know all the details, go after the jump:Read More
Natalie attended the WE Day Event 2019 today at The Forum in Inglewood, California. She joined other attendees like Mahershala Ali, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Neil Patrick Harris, Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, Grammy-winning rapper Chance The Rapper, model Winnie Harlow, YouTube star Lilly Singh, Emilio Estevez and Bill Nye.
The show, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and Unilever and presenting partners Walgreens and Microsoft, will air August 9 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.
We have several photos (and a couple of videos) from blue carpet and the stage:
A couple of weeks ago we learned about a new project for Natalie, and Today it has officially announced: she will narrate the Disney feature film Dolphin Reef, to be released on Disney+, the studio’s upcoming streaming service:
Here’s the official description of the movie:
Created with Disneynature’s signature storytelling style, the film introduces Echo, a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin who can’t quite decide if it’s time to grow up and take on new responsibilities. Dolphin society is tricky, and the coral reef that Echo and his family call home depends on all of its inhabitants to keep it healthy. But Echo has a tough time resisting the many adventures the ocean has to offer.
The film will be available on Disney + on November 12.
Another quiet week in Natland. There are no news of future projects yet, but we have a few juicy tidbits…
-An unusued picture from Porter Magazine photoshoot has emerged… and it´s gorgeous:
-Aside from the trailer, we had not seen any clip of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan in which Natalie was seen. Well … in this interview with Xavier Dolan for Canal Plus France, we can see a small clip of the movie with Natalie and Jacob Tremblay as protagonists. It starts at 3:43m:
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Natalie has been an ambassador for the WE Movement for many years, and her commitment to this organization is widely known. We will have a new sample of it this month.
Natalie, Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Chance the Rapper, Joe Jonas, will.i.am, Bill Nye (and more) will attend the WE Day on April 25. The event will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and take place at The Forum in Los Angeles.
We will be attentive to this new public appearance of Natalie….
Vogue has published a couple of videos recorded during Natalie’s stay in Melbourne a few months ago. The first one is a “behind the cameras” belonging to the photoshoot published in the Australian issue of the magazine, and the second is a fun quiz about the country. Enjoy:
Natalie, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Uzo Aduba, and Eva Longoria showed their support for the United States women’s national soccer team at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles today. The actors all took the field before the game wearing jerseys of players from the 1999 World Cup-winning US team, which was honored on the field at halftime for its landmark championship-winning victory a few miles away at the Rose Bowl. Natalie shared a photo of the moment in her instagram account. We have a compilation of pictures below:
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