It must be recognized that when Natalie commits herself to something she believes in, she is heavily involved in promoting it. Here we have a new sample of it: she is the protagonist of a new video for Munchies, in which she teaches us how to cook a chickpea stew:
And more promotion for Eating Animals. Natalie has been on CBS This Morning to talk about the documentary based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, and here is the video of the interview:
It’s time for a summary of the latest news in Natland during the last week…
–Eating Animals will be released in North America in selected cinemas on June 15. Because of that, Natalie will be promoting the documentary in a couple of TV shows. She will attend the Late Show with Stephen Colbert next Thursday, and CBS This Morning, along with book author Jonathan Safran Foer, on Friday. She will be in various Q&As after screenings in NYC those days as well.
Pale Blue Dot, the first feature film by Noah Hawley, will start filming in five weeks, and we have a new addition to the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, legendary actress Ellen Burstyn (The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Requiem for a Dream) will play the grandmother of Natalie’s character in the movie.
–Variety reports that Annihilation is getting a new life during its release on Blu-Ray and DVD. After an ephemeral passage through the American box office, the film by Alex Garland was placed second in sales in physical formats last week, after Black Panther.
Speaking of Annihilation, the talented Angelina has found a new photo of Natalie and Gina Rodriguez, taken during the promotion of the film in February. Enjoy:
Annihilation arrives today on physical formats after debuting on digital last week. Because of it, Alex Garland spoke to IndieWire about being moved and overwhelmed by the response to his science-fiction thriller. In the interview he also makes it clear that he is not interested in making sequels to any of his films.
We also have some great photos of Natalie, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez taken during the film promotion:
It seems that a first cut of Vox Lux is ready, and Gary Michael Walters, one of the producers of the film, has already seen it, and posted this message in his Instagram account today:
Does this mean that we will see the movie at the fall festivals? Hopefully it will be like that…
Natalie had her first public appearance at the Boston Calling Music Festival this afternoon, and we have the first pictures of her, hosting a performance: one of the first surrealist films (La Coquille et le Clergyman), with live score by ACME:
Natalie arrived in Boston today to attend the Boston Calling Festival, and her first appearance was at the Brattle Theatre this night, introducing the final film in her “Female Gaze” film series, which is part of the festival that kicks off Friday at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston. These are a few photos (and a video) of the event:
Edit: one more photo added.
More after the jump:
Annihilation arrives on digital today in the USA, and we have a new still and a couple of clips of the special features that we can find in the digital copy and Blu-ray to celebrate it:
Watch the visually spectacular #Annihilation in 4K HDR on your Apple TV 4K.
Plus, go BTS with Natalie Portman and director Alex Garland in the #Extras!https://t.co/SvoUTVfG56 pic.twitter.com/QpB3xQlZpv
— iTunes (@iTunes) May 22, 2018
What better to start the week than a few tidbits:
-Natalie is one of the 140 signatories (including Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham or Chadwick Boseman), of an open letter for Charity One, calling for action against gender inequality. The signatories call for a commitment to help every girl get an education and for leaders to use their power to deliver “historic changes for women.
–Annihilation opens on digital platforms in the US tomorrow, and Ultra HD, Blu-Ray & DVD next week. Slashfilm has a detailed explanation of the special features of the BD edition, and Collider has an exclusive clip.
-Finally, after the jump we have some images of Natalie this weekend:
Natalie is set to appear at Boston Calling at the Arena Stage this year, where she is billed for all three days of the fest as “Natalie Portman and Friends”. Yesterday, she revealed in the instagram stories that the guests joining her would be St. Vincent, Zola Jesus, Brooklyn rapper Leikeli47, cellist Clarice Jensen, and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME):
📣📣📣 Did you see the big announcement on #NataliePortman's IG Story? She'll be joined in The Arena by Clarice Jensen & @acmenewmusic, @st_vincent, Leikeli47, and @ZOLAJESUS. You don't want to miss this! pic.twitter.com/c4N7IpkyCS
— Boston Calling (@bostoncalling) May 15, 2018
Natalie is also curating the Boston Calling Film Festival, in which she’ll present films surrounding “the female gaze.” The film festival takes place in the days leading up to the music fest, on May 22-24 at Harvard Square.
The next public appearance of Natalie will be at the Boston Calling festival in ten days. While we wait for that event, we will have to settle for the usual weekly paparazzi photos. On this occasion, Natalie was having lunch with a friend at a restaurant in Los Angeles today. Daily Mail has three photos: