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Natalie Portman - "W Magazine" March 2008

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Natalie Portman shows her support for permitting gay marriage and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the March 2008 issue of W Magazine.

On equality for all in marriage: “I’m into monogamy. But I’m not really into marriage right now. I sort of hate the legal aspect of it. What does the state have to do with it? Why are they making rules that say my lover can stay in the United States if they’re foreign or share my health care benefits because I’m straight—but if you’re gay, you can’t have that?”

On being impressed by Hillary Clinton: “I met with about 10 representatives that day and Hillary was by far the sharpest. Did you read Gloria Steinem’s op-ed piece? Hillary’s just so experienced.”

On the impression she gives off in her public profile: “The only thing that’s a little bit annoying, is I feel that I come off kind of boring sometimes.”

On why she’s super-picky about the movie projects she chooses: “As an actor, you have to respect your position and know that you are fulfilling someone else’s vision. Mike Nichols always quotes Mamet’s line: ‘Film is a collaborative business: bend over.’”

Silk dress, collar and cuffs by Miu Miu.

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41 Responses to “Natalie Portman - "W Magazine" March 2008”

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  1. 1
    Lytha Says:



    Do a movie in Brazil Natalie, we love you, and we’re tired to see you in ephic films. Stop it.

    Do something like a love story in a beach, in Brazil.

  2. 2
    bb Says:


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    bb Says:



  4. 4
    shhiii_baby Says:

    Smart and Beautiful!!!! Love her!!

  5. 5
    JUC Says:

    she makes pretty good choices if you ask me. shes knows that she is the only one in charge of her life. thats a pretty good thing to have in Hollywood or anywhere

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    jmo Says:

    I read Gloria’s op-ed piece and it was horrible.

  7. 7
    bejeebus Says:

    we know you’re smart but you seem to be getting a bit big for your britches. save your moral, ethical and political commentary for when you are socializing wirth your friends and co-workers. i, for one, do not care to read your pretentious ramblings. it’s not your job to jam your thoughts and feelings down the throats of the viewing/reading public.

  8. 8
    OBfan Says:

    she look so much better from Scarlett … cutie

  9. 9
    Mya Says:

    Natalie is just beautiful! She’s also very intelligent to be so young.

  10. 10
    Helena Says:

    5: Not lately, sadly. Goya’s Ghosts and Mr Magorium weren’t so good and early word for this movie hasn’t been good at all.

  11. 11
    Mya Says:

    #7, you do realize these people are human and are allowed opinions and you also do realize that she’s ASKED these questions?

  12. 12
    lola Says:

    Weird picture, but I love her….she’s so smart! I don’t agree about Hillary, but I”m all for gay marriage.

    –read my blog at

  13. 13
    mac Says:

    love her

  14. 14
    bejeebus Says:

    hmmmmm, this is very interesting.
    “Regina” responded to my comment on the Scarlet thread with the EXACT SAME comment that “Mya” responded to me with on this thread. coincidentally, “Mya’s” comment came immediately after “Regina’s” comment on this thread. how interesting……

    you might want to be a bit smarter going forward. it’s obvious you are the same poster (Regina) trying to pretend to be two different people to “gang up” on me. very very lame and very very stupid.

  15. 15
    Russian Girl Says:


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    drebble Says:

    As much as I seem to like her, she can profile herself as very intelligent and special as much as she likes, in the end she (should) gets graded on her acting skills, and unfortunately, from all the movies i’ve seen her in she didn’t impress me.

  17. 17
    Tan Says:

    #7 – I think this is EXACTLY her job. She’s a public figure and in our celebrity obsessed culture people are more likely to listen to what she has to say than some politician.
    I wish more celebs would talk about important issues when they are interviewed – and I wish more journalists would ask these kinds of questions of course.

  18. 18
    mouche Says:

    Ahh she is so beautiful and sounds funny and intelligent! Looking forward to see her in The Other Boleyn Girl!

  19. 19
    cristine Says:

    both Natalie and Scarlett seem pretentious and hypocrite

  20. 20
    Jon Says:

    Quite frankly, Natalie isn’t ‘shoving’ her opinions down anyone’s throat. She’s discussing them and you can CHOOSE not to read them. Actually, since Natalie Portman is known for being fairly political and discusses her opinions often, I’m surprised you chose to read them at all. Or why you kept reading them after you realized she was discussing politics. Also, she has every right to discuss her opinions just as you shared your asinine opinion with us.

    I’m down with her choices. Not all of her films (or anyone’s, frankly) are financial successes or critical darlings; but she isn’t a director, she’s an actress. Her one responsibility is to give a performance, to take different roles. And I think she’s done that, better than mos tof younger actresses. Between playing a brassy gambler, a manipulative British queen, a depressed piano prodigy, and a man, she’s making very good decisions. These things may not make her into the Greatest Movie Star Of All Time, but I don’t think she wants to be. I think she’d rather be an actress.

    Also: HOT! I’ve seen the rest of the photos from this shoot, and while this one isn’t the best, *rowr*.

  21. 21
    Arab.Aquarius Says:

    shes beautiful. and shes a great actress as well

  22. 22
    Sara Says:

    Drebble, your post makes absolutely no sense. “she can profile herself as very intelligent and special as much as she likes, in the end she (should) gets graded on her acting skills”

    Maybe I’m dense but I don’t recall Natalie Portman ever so much as implying that she ought to be given special merit for not being an idiot.

    Tan- Word, dude. And like Jon points out, the only celebs who really go on about politics are known for it. If you don’t like reading it so much, why, you know, read it? Only idiots and people who whine for the sake of whining do this.

    Cristine’- “Hypocrite”? I’m wondering where that comes from (especially since that is not only the most overused insult when it comes to celebs and their opinions, but it almost always used inaccurately).

    There’s another quote from this interview where she calls The Other Boleyn Girl “history through porn”. Ha! Very, very true.

  23. 23
    kate Says:

    shes GORGEOUS

  24. 24
    momodd Says:

    I’m surprised so many people find her great on that picture! I think she looks like a transexual!!

  25. 25
    Regina Says:

    you might want to be a bit smarter going forward. it’s obvious you are the same poster (Regina) trying to pretend to be two different people to “gang up” on me. very very lame and very very stupid.”

    Too sad that you’re wrong. Do you spend all day thinking of cráp like this? It doesn’t have to do with the fact that both of these articles were posted back to back because they are related? IDIOT!

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