When Tobey Met Natalie

Pete Hammond has a write up that includes Tobey and Natalie’s origin story 😛

Natalie Portman also turned up this week for a Q&A at a packed Saturday morning SAG screening of “Brothers” at the Directors Guild Theatre and mentioned that she had been friends with her costars Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal since she was about 14. She said she actually met Tobey in 1996 at the very same DGA venue at a premiere of a David Schwimmer movie, “The Pallbearer,” and they have been tight ever since. They are now all grown up and playing the parents of an 8-year-old in the film, a new kind of challenge for an actress who started as a child performer and is now a mere 28 years old herself. She also talked about her production company, which is desperately looking for female-driven romantic comedies which, she says, are really hard to come by these days.

I presume she means “good” romantic comedies, because there seem to be plenty rubbish female lead romantic comedies.