Another celebrity mention, this time from the Damages/Sunshine actress (Okay fine, she was also Dorme in AOTC), but it’s not an ass kicking exercise but a comment about Natalie’s influence in the industry.
Byrne appreciates movies have “changed so much, especially with independent film”.
“Actors like Hugh and I work a lot but by no means are we Natalie Portman or someone like that, who you need these days to get the money for a film like this,” she says.
I’ve always maintained that Natalie has a really strong pull in the industry, at least since her post college resurrection, and we’ve had a few updates like this now that definitely seem to back that up.
I don’t think any fan would suggest that she hasn’t been in a lot of films that didn’t reach their potential in recent years, but I think her work ethic and some good performances in iffy films, keep her stock up.
Maybe less so in the eyes of audiences though.