Rapper, K-os, has been doing a new round of interviews in which he talks about Natalie. Why? Because he has a track called “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman”. Yo.
“A friend of mine who works at a TV station in Canada interviewed her, and he recently sent me some footage where at the end of the interview he kind of pulls out his computer, and he was like, ‘Have you ever heard of K-OS?” And she was like, “Yeah, I have heard of him.” And he was like, “You know he has a song called ‘I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman’?” And she was with the director of her film being interviewed, and she kind of looked over at him, super surprised but kind of humbled by it. So, like, he plays it to her in the interview, and her face is just like, she can’t believe it. It was a really cool moment.”
In case you missed it last year, that moment can be seen here.
The second article is a full on interview and has his explanation as to why he likes Natalie and why he chose to title the song that way.
I’m a huge Star Wars fan. And…the character she played was very interesting. It was like a woman who wanted to basically be domestic and…just have a regular life. But…Anakin Skywalker a/k/a. Darth Vader was so caught up and possessive…that he couldn’t see that. He was very blind to some simple things that he could’ve just indulged in and maybe had a different life. So, for me I really related to that character, kind of the Darth Vader aspect, like the whole idea of wanting to be great but at the same time just knowing that the most simple things come from family. So I kinda fell in love with her character. From there then I followed her and I went back and checked some of her catalog. And then I saw a lot of the great things she was doing in the world and I thought, “Wow.”
The song’s called “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman,” [and] there’s undertones [of her in the song] because people see her as a symbol of things, and she’s a beautiful woman. But it’s more of like the whole character of that type of woman… So, Natalie Portman’s one person, [but] I’m sure there’s lots of women out there who are like her or who have the same ideals or motives or goals. But, I think for me the song was more about wanting to meet somebody like that.
It really was just a last minute kinda [title], because [Saukrates] was gonna put the song out under the name “On The Run” and my publisher called and said, “Yo, so you can’t call it ‘On The Run,’ what do you wanna call it?” And I was like hung-over and I just said “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman.” [And he was like], “Are you serious?” That was the first thing at the end of my brain, and sometimes when things just come like that to my brain – much like when I’m writing music – I just go with it so…