We’ve already covered the best ways to deal with Natalie in a “ladies room” environment, and I can only imagine these Washington Post girls must have read that because they were able to lay low in the bathroom of the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Thanks to that they were able to overhear Natalie’s thoughts about Kathryn Bigelow being the first woman to win Best Director.
At the backstage press conference, reporters drew her out on her thoughts about being a woman director, and she said, “I like to be thought of as just a filmmaker. I long for the day when modifier can be a moot point.”
But onstage, she pointedly did not bring it up, which Natalie Portman thought was pretty cool. (Or so I overheard her telling someone in the ladies room at the Vanity Fair party.)