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Natalie Portman Didn't Use Pot 'Till Her 20's

Natalie Portman Didn't Use Pot 'Till Her 20's

Natalie Portman pretties up the January 2010 issue of Marie Claire, on stands now. Here’s what the 28-year-old actress opened up about:

On being a late bloomer while attending Harvard University: “OK, so I didn’t really go to high school parties and yeah, I didn’t touch pot till I was in my 20s. I didn’t get flat-out drunk until I went to college. But I think that’s a good thing in many ways.”

On her rumored romance with Sean Penn: “He’s obviously someone I’m friends with I mean, not ‘hey, wassup?’ friends, but we were all on the [Cannes 2008] jury together—Alfonso [Cuarón] and Marjane [Satrapi]—and we had a really great time, and then…It was one of those things where you’re like, ‘Oh, my God! I’m that person who’s caught in this shitty rumor brigade.’ You can’t win. You don’t say anything and everyone’s like, ‘It’s true.’ You say something, and you’re keeping the story alive. It’s bad, bad news.”

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100 Responses to “Natalie Portman Didn't Use Pot 'Till Her 20's”

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  1. 1
    bebe Says:

    OKAY, when did it become heroic for our young GIRLS to boast of not using pot until they were 20, What happened to not using at all and “JUST SAYING NO”

  2. 2
    EB Says:

    Harvard girl listens to hard rap music, smokes pot, and can get drunk. Like she totally cool, right?

  3. 3
    EB Says:

    Harvard girl listens to hard rap music, smokes pot, and can get drunk. Like she totally cool, right?

  4. 4
    EB Says:

    Why the need to share this information?

  5. 5
    meh Says:

    @EB because some people are that just sad

  6. 6
    Huh Says:

    Haha I have never seen such a terrible picture of Natalie Portman before. Thanks Marie Claire!!

  7. 7
    Funkey Says:

    She is honest about the fact when she was in college she did try it..Most celebrities lie around it or policial officals..like Clinton who claims he never smoked just inhaled..PLEASE I rather see someone honest then to promote a lie. Most people that have tried it will later on in life say Hey don’t do it, This isn’t cool way to be. Maybe she lived and learned..Why bash her for being truthful..Oh yea that’s right b/c she isn’t like Hilton, Lohan or the OC chic’s who did it and then claim they were not doing drugs ever..

  8. 8
    Whoever Says:

    That cover is HORRID!!!! What is wrong with her face?

  9. 9
    Ka-blamo Says:

    Holy jeebus, they photoshopped the crabs out of her!!

  10. 10
    Bebe Says:

    My MOTHER thought me that I do not need to share every information especially an information that can sometimes send mixed messages.

    I think these STARS share too much of their silly PAST and then media needs more then all of a sudden the media becomes the “INVADING”, “STOCKING”, “NOSEY” PRESS.

  11. 11
    to bebe Says:

    OKAY, when did it become heroic for our young GIRLS to boast of not using pot until they were 20, What happened to not using at all and “JUST SAYING NO”
    _____________________________________________________

    what’s the big deal here. natalie’s not the only person who has tried pot. i have and i’m not alone. if you take a look, you’ll a lot of other famous people use pot. doesn’t seem to affect how much money they’re able to make. it’s not like she’s using cocaine, speed, and or heroin.

  12. 12
    Who give a flying.... Says:

    She really isn’t interesting…Megan Fox Forever and ever…geez Natalie such a tedium.

  13. 13
    what Says:

    Why did she use it at all? Doesn’t she know that even thought it’s “natural” it’s a mood altering drug? Next dummy please—–>

  14. 14
    @above Says:

    She is gorgeous, talented, smart and fun. Got to love her.

  15. 15
    meryl Says:

    I can’t wait for Friday to see Brothers. She is very successful, 5 films this year alone.

  16. 16
    Headless Obama Says:

    wow what an accomplishment

  17. 17
    me Says:

    love her hair

  18. 18
    the truth Says:

    I wish I was her and so all of you, just admit it.

  19. 19
    Warren Says:

    ‘Til.

    I let a lot of things slide, but this one just bugs me (especially in a title.)

    Natalie is BEAUTIFUL and it’s really hard not to like her.

    This isn’t really buzz-worthy. It’s not like it was a tell-all interview. She was just being honest about her partying growing up. Good grief, people.

  20. 20
    lexy Says:

    Natalie’s a grown woman and if you think kids younger than her are NOT trying pot you’re an idiot! I think it’s great when celebs admit they are like regular people and don’t try and put themselves on a pedestal. Go Natalie – looking great as always!!! Can’t wait for the new movie!!
    -
    and as a reminder to the haters….CALL YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND EVEN OBAMA AND COMPLAIN ABOUT POLANSKI – Natalie’s job is actress, NOT crime fighter!

  21. 21
    to meryl Says:

    can’t wait for Friday to see Brothers. She is very successful, 5 films this year alone.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    from what i’ve heard from people who have seen this film; you can wait to see this film. the original danish film was far better than this one. the acting wasn’t bad. the direction is terrible. it’s 100 percent melodrama. more like movie of the week. one of the people who saw this film says bluntly “rent it and fast forward to the end”.

  22. 22
    meryl Says:

    I read that there is Oscar buzz around it and the reviews are great and David Letterman said it was the best movie he saw in 20 yrs. You can see it on youtube NP on David Letterman. I have not heard anyone say that the direction was not good. All I hear and see is great reviews.

  23. 23
    xxx Says:

    Omg she never did it til she was in her 20s? Wow, what an accomplishment. How about people with self-control who NEVER use it?

    I dislike her.

  24. 24
    meryl Says:

    @21
    Furthermore, Natalie Portman is referred to as one of the best actresses of her generation, that alone is good enough to see the film. Granted, I have never paid a dime or saw anything with Lohan or Bilson or Hilton who are always on JJ, but Natalie Portman is someone who is considered a great actress, she is one of the best.

  25. 25
    me Says:

    @*** 23
    She does not use it, she just tried it, you got to try it, com on.

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