Whereas I firmly consider that whoever got here up with the now-ubiquitous interview format the place celebrities are requested to learn tweets or guess at what Google autocompletes after their title won’t ever see the dominion of heaven, I’ve to confess… this GQ interview with Natalie Portman may be very charming. Principally as a result of Portman is effortlessly earnest and divulges some very amusing anecdotes about what went on behind the scenes of some of her nerdiest films.
There’s loads to unpack right here: she apparently took one in all Hayden Christensen’s padawan braids after which promptly misplaced it; Taika Waititi really neglect that she had been in a Star Wars film (or three); half the time she was capturing Thor there have been actor stand-ins for the remainder of the forged due to scheduling conflicts and—most likely wildest of all—she’s apparently by no means been requested to return to Star Wars? With all of the spin-offs and prequel tales being made, absolutely somebody someplace has use for Padmé Amidala.
She additionally says that she wasn’t “written out” of the MCU—she did her time and he or she’s happy with her work! And good for her. She was too good for Love and Thunder, and Jane Foster deserved higher.
After some ChatGPT-generated inquiries the actor deems “pageant questions,” Portman goes on TikTok and sees a query about her position in V for Vendetta, particularly the scene the place Evey has her head shaved. Why not simply use a bald cap? As a result of, she explains, they give the impression of being unhealthy and shaving your head is form of enjoyable. Portman looks as if an actual sweetheart and even when this interview format can rot in hell, at the least she made essentially the most of it.
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