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Natalie Portman is Booksmart

Natalie Portman is Booksmart

Natalie Portman is not only book smart off-camera (she went to Harvard), Variety reports she’ll be taking it to a whole new level.

The 28-year-old actress will be producing a comedy called Booksmart, which will revolve around two overachieving high school seniors who realize the only thing they haven’t accomplished is having boyfriends — and each resolves to find one by prom.

“Sarah and Emily create funny, smart, unselfconsciously strong female characters,” Natalie has sad. “When I read Booksmart, it was as though the script we always talk about wanting to find for our company suddenly materialized.”

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  • nick

    Love her!

  • susi

    smart and beautiful is hard to find now a day in hollywood

  • yea

    how boring….who cares!

  • -_-

    this has been done before! or at least something similar has

  • me2

    She is just unbelievable, so talented in every way, so modest, e.g. never see her on this stupid site bc she is always productive and creative and busy. Got to love the girl, she is fn…. incredible. Oh, forgot, hot.

  • pop

    Great to see Nat on here, more of her please a real actress who doesn’t court the media like most

  • Hotness overload

    Not that interesting but OH I love Natalie. I’m not a lesbian but she’s one of the most beautiful women on this planet, seriously. And besides, she’s intelligent! The whole package. Intelligence and amazing beauty is what we should all be lookin’ for. Pretty rare to find both though lol.

  • Annie

    I love her! Great actress and intelligent to boot. Way to go Natalie!

  • Sophia

    Movie sounds great. Natalie Portman is a real class act, amazing actress and stays out of the Hollywood drama!

  • terense

    She is simply angelic, so philanthropic, so involved in all the important issues as poverty, politics etc. How does she find the time to act, direct, produce, and all the other things she does. What a lady. I simply love her, she is so gorgeous and sexy and no I am not a lesbian.

  • tina

    Magnificent human being. Perfection. Notice how she knows everyone in HW and never made one negative comment about any one or told something intimate about them. That is a real class act.

  • funkey

    She is always working and seems her Production company is going in positive directions for her. The concept is cute as like the vampire movies many do them it’s a matter of what kind people enjoy the most.

  • Gasol_fan16

    Simply beautiful!!!
    So proud of her. She has come a long way and nice to see a thread on a smart classy woman and successful too!!

  • All Women Stalker

    Sounds like it’s gonna be a great movie. Will definitely watch this. My friends and I were the smart and boyfriend-less one in school. :D


  • mari

    who cares?

  • Sally

    Natalie is great: beautiful, smart, discrete and talented. I admire her so much…

  • acapella

    A smart funny comedy that tells girls they can be both brainy and attractive, wonderful!

  • Tim

    I just love this one. Way to go Nat. JJ FAILED to mention that she has 2 movies in production already in which she stars and 2 more in progress, namely, Love & Other Impossible Pursuits, and Hesher as well as one with Brad Pitt and the one they mentioned, respectively. Hah!

  • Observer

    She is still so young and accomplished so much. Love her.

  • Observer2

    It is unbeleavable how much she has in the works.
    I just copied it from IMDB so sorry for the display.
    1. Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry (details only on IMDbPro)
    2. Snow and the Seven (details only on IMDbPro)
    3. Isabella V (details only on IMDbPro)
    4. A Tale of Love and Darkness (details only on IMDbPro)


    * In Production
    * 2000s
    * 1990s

    1. Thor (2011) (pre-production) …. Jane Foster
    … aka The Mighty Thor (International: English title: copyright title)
    2. Black Swan (2010) (pre-production)
    3. Your Highness (2011) (filming)
    4. Hesher (2010) (post-production) …. Nicole
    5. Brothers (2009/I) (completed) …. Grace Cahill
    6. New York, I Love You (2009) (completed) …. Rifka (segment “Mira Nair”)
    … aka New York, je t’aime (France: literal title)
    7. Love & Other Impossible Pursuits (2009) (completed) …. Emilia Greenleaf

  • jessica

    I like so much of Natalie, but I think she is working hard, maybe she is missing a boyfriend? maybe when she feels alone she discounts all in the work, I think she needs to relax.

  • lakers fan in boston

    hmm, id think that natalie would do something else, not little high school things
    but it’s her 1st time producing, i think, so i guess it’s not bad
    good to actually have a post on her, hasnt been 1 in a while
    best of luck with everything natalie!! =]

  • neil

    Man! I have seen so many stupid students in this country that its hard to imagine anyone bright at all among American students. And I have seen quite a few, including Columbia, MIT, NYU, UC system….

    Students here lack serious brain workout. Going to Harvard does not make her smart.
    I am off the thread, will not be back to read further comments/attacks ;-)

  • Anakin

    Love Nat but who the h-e-l-l is going to watch this cr@p?

  • http://Thedressisadorable YES!

    Natalie is one class act, and true Hollywood star, but why deal with high school again?
    It’s time to move beyond high school and look at real life.

  • lexy

    She actually applied to college and went – like Brooke Shields. She didn’t earn one of those “celeb” degrees from the school.

    It IS great to see this talented and beautiful working actress on JJ. Nice change of pace from the other media whores who are usually on!

  • toni

    Hot Smart Chick.

  • morris

    Neil you sound bitter, just saying. And the fact that you say you wont be back means you will be. Why else would you leave that little side note?

    Cry yourself to sleep knowing that people like me are enjoying our lives at ivy leagues.

    Also, Natalie going to Harvard is not indicative of her being smart, it’s most likely her fame that got her in.

  • @Morris 28

    She was not that famous when she went to Harvard, you idiot and they published her scientific research on the internet for jealous losers like you. Natalie is bright and talented and gorgeous. Eat your heart out.

  • Moody

    Getting into Harvard is hard. You need to be remarkable in order to get admitted.

  • Alicia

    What a terrible message to send; you can be intelligent and successful but it doesn’t matter unless you have a boyfriend? WEAK and redundant….she must be in it for the money

  • @all


    Jude Law got a woman pregnant and no one even knew they dated. Natalie may have had several boyfriends by now and we don’t know. She is very private and is out of the country most of the time. Who knows?

  • @all

    Natalie knows where paps are and hates them so she is definitely avoiding these places that is why no pictures.

  • rachel

    Many celebrities including Natalie have relationships and we don’t hear about it bc they do not wish to publicize them. Just look at Emmy Rossum, she got married and no one knew.

  • madmax

    Natalie and Jake G were rumored to be together. I know they were friends and are in the Brother’s movie together (coming out in Dec) it’s a shame they aren’t together rather than reeke

    Maybe Natalie is too smart to date someone who is a poor excuse for a man

  • @35

    Ofcourse she is too smart to date someone who is a poor excuse for a man. She is so beautiful and talented that it is hard to find someone worthy but I have a feeling she will be all right.

  • @35

    Somehow I am not worried about Natalie at all.

  • @35

    Natalie does not need some one who is in tabloids, she is not that superficial, guys like that are for air heads.

  • Corinthians

    Meh, it makes sense that she can stay so busy because I doubt she’s actually doing all that much as a “producer,” FYI almost every actor nowadays has their own production company and gets producer credit on things, but seriously I doubt they do much other than rubber stamp a few things and give quotes to the press, other than that they have a whole staff of REAL producers/workers in the industry who do all the real work…

  • @39

    Natalie is not that kind of person. I am sure she is involved in all the stages of the process.

  • davis

    right…I’m sure her celebrity status didn’t help her get admitted to harvard or notoriety to work on the projects she did. say what you will, but it’s just like hollywood. knowing the right people helps you get access into inner circles. hollywood is definitely not about talent alone and neither is the academic world.
    get a grip people.

  • @41

    You are spewing nonsense, academic world is far removed from HW world, and Natalie Portman was an exceptional student all her life, so her acting was not the reason she was accepted but rather her academic accomplishments. According to your theory Rachel Bilson should have gone to Harvard, instead she went to Community College, which she could not finish, so where is the logic?

  • jessica

    she was so happy with Devendra, in more recent photos of her she looks so serious, I think she needs a new boyfriend.

  • padme

    Finally, Jared….now this is worthy news! Natalie is the real deal….a rare gem in HW with so many useless media wh***.

  • love Tove

    Natalie is proof that a woman doesn’t need a boyfried to be successful and happy. She accomplished everything on her own. Way to go, Nat! But if she needs a bf, I’m available! ;)

  • suppress your appetite

    she’s cute!