A few months ago we learned that Natalie was going to collaborate with masterclass.com doing a series of video classes about acting. Well … the videos are already available on the website (paying a fee, obviously), and the course teaser is now online on the Masterclass YouTube channel:
Today we also have a new (extended) version of the Miss Dior Eau de Toilette ad, which we saw a few months ago. Enjoy:
Vanity Fair published a series of photos of female artists yesterday, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, and this has given us one of the best portraits of Natalie seen in a long time. The only word I can say is… wow!
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Through her work @TIMESUPNOW, @NataliePortman realized how organizing with other women in her industry "can help us be safer, more productive, more successful." As @BrieLarson puts it, "We learned that our personal experiences were not so personal." Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @MarkSeliger. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019
It’s time for a few Tidbits…
-Natalie is on the cover of the Cayman Airways Skies Magazine. You can find the digital edition of the issue here
-According to The Hollywood Reporter, Natalie joined Ben Affleck, Rachel Zoe, Jennifer Meyer, Ryan Murphy and David Miller to support The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ (CHLA) fourth annual Make March Matter fundraiser campaign.
–The Death and Life of John F. Donovan opens in France on March 13, and a Premiere was held in Paris last Thursday with the assistance of Xavier Dolan, Kit Harington and Susan Sarandon. Unfortunately, Natalie was unable to attend the event:
-Finally, This Changes Everything was screened at the Miami Film Festival last night, after its Premiere at the Toronto festival last September. We must remember that Natalie is one of the artists interviewed in this documentary.
We have really bizarre news today: The Blast reports that Natalie files for restraining order against a guy who claimed he was John Wick!
According to court documents obtained by the gossip website, Natalie is seeking a temporary restraining order against a guy whose real name The Blast has chosen to withhold. The specifics of her request were not immediately available, but a petition for a firearms restraining order was filed two weeks prior by the LAPD against a man with the same name.
That petition says that on January 31, 2019, “a high-prole actor of international notoriety” reported a man trespassing on her property. The officer who filed the report claims the man “rang the intercom/doorbell multiple times but said nothing when attempts to engage him were made over the intercom.”
According to the petition, when officers made contact with the man, “he identified himself as John Wick, even though officers had his Colorado Driver’s License which confirmed his true identity.”
The officers say the man told them “that he had spoken to the reporting person several times, telepathically, and that he had traveled from Colorado to Los Angeles to meet the individual.”
The man was eventually placed on a mental hold and the detective filed a petition for a firearms restraining order, which was granted.
According to the site, It is unclear at this time if Natalie’s restraining order was granted.
Edit: it seems Natalie obtained the order
In recent days the news is that there is no news, so today we are going to enjoy a few tidbits about Vox Lux.
-On the occasion of the limited release of Vox Lux in Australia on February 21, a couple of interesting articles have emerged about the film. In the first Natalie talks about the (intimidating) experience of singing in the movie, and in the second Luke Buckmaster reflects on why Brady Corbet’s film did not have the repercussion it deserved in the awards season.
Finally, we have a Vox Lux 10 minute preview, courtesy of Universal Pictures, the company that distributes the film, along with Neon, on Blu-ray. Unfortunately, it belongs to the first part of the film and Natalie is not in it:
Natalie has joined Precious Water!, an initiative of FAMAE in which a “water challenge” is proposed: design an innovative product or service to preserve water, make it cleaner and accessible to everyone, all over the world.
Submission of the applications ends tomorrow, and the awards ceremony will be held in May in Paris, where the chosen projects will be announced. Other “ambassadors” of the initiative are Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Jennifer Aniston or Bryan Cranston.
At the height of the awards season, PETA’s Animals in Film and Television Division announced the winners of its Oscat, awards that honor the movies and stars who promoted kindness to animals through positive actions, story lines, and the use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) during the previous year. Natalie won Best Actress for her all-vegan wardrobe in Vox Lux:
Committed #vegan and longtime PETA supporter Natalie Portman‘s compassionate influence has a ripple effect, inspiring everyone from her stunt team on #Annihilation to her costume designer for #VoxLux. #PETAOscats pic.twitter.com/BOSxEtNTCT— PETA (@peta) February 13, 2019
Additionally, Annihilation won Best Stunt Team for its all-vegan crew. Other winners were Bradley Cooper and Winston Duke
As announced a few days ago, Natalie attended the CAIS19 Summit yesterday in the Cayman Islands. No official pictures of her has been published into the conference, but we have a Twitter photo and an Instagram snapshot:
We leave #CAIS19 more informed, more aware, more responsible #diversity @CAIAAssociation @caymansummit @TIMESUPNOW @natpdotcom @christinaqi @KPMG @MoneySenseRadio @Ky1Mclaughlin @Bethahealey @gilliankemmerer @mchooyah @MahoneyThomas @M_D_Underhill @FoxInspires @lisaabramowicz1 pic.twitter.com/VXEcllSbEL
— Bill Kelly (@CAIA_BillKelly) February 10, 2019
The Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) announced this Thursday that Natalie will be the keynote speaker of its sixth annual conference scheduled for February 6-8, 2019. The conference will convene more than 80 notable speakers and more than 500 executives from the global alternative investment industry at the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa in the Cayman Islands.
The event, with its theme of “Tech-Tonic Shift: Innovation in Alternative Investments,” will examine the impact of digital disruption and the trends shaping the future of the alternatives industry. In line with the current macro and global environment, speakers will also discuss the impact of globalization, populism and how the alternatives industry can embrace challenges and opportunities in increasingly turbulent markets.
“Natalie’s keynote will provide attendees a glimpse into her philanthropic involvement, which will complement the two days of thought-provoking conversations on the role of the alternative investment industry in making a positive global impact, and how every business has a social responsibility to its people and to its communities”, said Chris Duggan, Director of CAIS.
While in Cayman, both Natalie and illusionist David Blaine (the other guest speaker of the conference) will spend time meeting with local school children to share their stories of success and tips to building their careers.