Sunday Tidbits

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It has been an intense week in news, but we still have a few tidbits this Sunday…

-A Conversation with Natalie has been added to AFI FEST. Honoring the actress’s career, the conversation will take place on Friday, November 9, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, following a previously announced Special Screening of Vox Lux.

-The Hollywood Reporter has a short interview with Natalie, in which she says all of her activism is related – fighting for the environment as a vegan and fighting for gender equality as a supporter of Time’s Up.

-Some ideas for your Halloween costume? Sia’s makeup artist, Tonya Brewer, and dancer, Maddie Ziegler have chosen the characters of Leon and Mathilda as inspiration:

PETA Video

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Natalie appears in a new campaign for PETA speaking about famed writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. The writer, who died in 1991 in Florida, won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978 for his work. He was a prominent vegetarian for the last 35 years of his life. Several of his works referenced his compassion for animal suffering, and he even once compared it to the Holocaust. In the video, Natalie speaks of Singer’s Jewish background and how it came to influence his decisions:

#NataliePortman hosts our new veggie video, check it out on the PETA.org homepage!

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Sunday Tidbits

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I finally returned from a few days of vacation, with renewed energy to tell you the news that is happening in Natland. The truth is that there have not been many in recent days (probably Natalie is already filming the movie by Noah Hawley), but here we have a few Tidbits:

-According to Star Wars Website, Padme Amidala will be returning to the fray for Star Wars novel Thrawn: Alliances later this month. While Natalie’s prequel character will always be known as the mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, Thrawn: Alliances will roll back the years to focus on her military prowess, and below you’ll find a glimpse of the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition for Star Wars: Thrawn – Alliances. The image that illustrates this book has a great resemblance to her:

-Speaking of Noah Hawley’s film, Pale Blue Dot, according to this press release about Natalie’s conversation with Yuval Noah Harari next September, the film could have a new title: Life On Earth. We’ll see if there’s any official confirmation about it.

-Finally, we have a HD video of the post Q&A screening of “Eating Animals” at the LA Landmark Theatre last June:

Bon Appétit Video

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Natalie continues to promote “Eating Animals.” On this occasion, she visits the Bon Appétit test kitchen to make a vegan carpaccio with Carla. Can she follow along using verbal instructions only? We will see it in this video:

SiriusXM Interview

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Finally we have one of the interviews made at the SiriusXM studios in NYC last weekend, on the occasion of the release of “Eating Animals. In this video, Natalie reflects on what it means to be a vegan:

Popsugar Video

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Natalie continues to promote “Eating Animals” these days. She will attend a few more screenings in Los Angeles next weekend, and Popsugar has a new video, in which Natalie is asked about some common myths that vegans are really “tired“ of hearing:

More Screenings

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Natalie has attended a second round of Q&A´s this Saturday in New York, marking the end of the promotion of “Eating Animals” documentary, after three intense days. Here are the photos:

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LA Times Interview

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Los Angeles Times published an interview yesterday with Natalie and Jonathan Safran Foer about the “Eating Animals” documentary. We can read the full article Here and see a couple of great photos of her:

“Munchies” Video

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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:

CBS This Morning

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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:

Sunday Tidbits

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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:

Eating Animals Gets a Release Date

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According to Livekindly, Eating Animals, the documentary narrated and produced by Natalie, and based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, will release in US theaters on June 15. The film received high praises when premiered at the Telluride festival last September, and it reveals through intimate narratives what has happened to American country in the past 40 years as we have moved away from traditional farming communities to massive industrial farming complexes that produce a seemingly endless supply of so-called “cheap” meat, eggs, and dairy.