I Doubt this story

By November 23, 2008Nat-news

Gossip Sauce has a funny little story that Natalie was offered the Amy Adams role in Doubt (one of the big hitters for this award season) but turned it down because…well, grab your salt shakers and read on…

At the junket of his new film Doubt, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, we asked writer-director Shanley how Adams had been cast when originally there was another actor offered the role of the emotionally conflicted nun.

“I’m trying to think of what the etiquette is on this,” Shanley chuckled, blushing a bit.

“Hit us with it,” we said.

“Well, we asked Natalie Portman, and Natalie was very interested but kept saying she had a problem. And we finally nailed down as to what the problem was. She basically said she didn’t understand celibacy,” he revealed, erupting in laughter.

I was hoping to get some kind of confirmation or explanation but, alas, nothing so far.


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  • markor says:

    Who knows…. but for some reason I cant picture her in that role…

  • kjac720 says:

    Haha. Natalie is hilarious.

  • ked says:

    Shit talkin Shanley… Add to the list with the Jews and the Hindus. Who will strike next? Be strong Padme.

  • guinevere_naberrie says:

    I don’t understand why she keeps turning down potentially amazing roles–this and then Wuthering Heights.
    It seems like she never thinks she can do it–but we all know she can! Stop overthinking it, Nat! You can do it!