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Natalie Portman: Vogue Cover Spread!

Natalie Portman: Vogue Cover Spread!

Natalie Portman graces the January 2011 cover spread for Vogue, on stands nationwide December 21st.

Here’s what the 29-year-old Black Swan actress shared:

On what she orders during her interview: A vegetarian at home and a vegan when out, she orders a thoroughly eccentric meal: field greens followed by a soft pretzel with mustard, and an elderflower spritzer. She defends herself: “I swear, I eat. I ate a bagel an hour ago. I consume my own weight in hummus every day. I cook a lot, and I even do vegan baking.”

On being in favor of vulgar: “There’s a difference between being in a bra and underpants as an object on a men’s-magazine cover and playing yourself—a woman with desires and needs who loves and laughs with her friends—in a bra and underpants. You become an object if you simply put it out there. Most movies are made by men, it’s totally natural that they’re going to present their worldview, so we’re trying to find more women who are writers and directors who are expressing their worldview. Did you see Tiny Furniture? Lena Dunham wrote, directed, and starred in it; she’s 23, and it is just amazing. She walks around in her underwear for the whole movie; it’s harsh. She’s the subject, she’s not the object, and it’s beautiful—that’s the kind of thing we need more of.”

Watch the behind-the-scenes video below of Nat‘s cover shoot. And check out more of Nat‘s interview at!

Natalie Portman – “Vogue” Cover Shoot

UPDATE: Nat picked up a Golden Globe nomination — Best Actress (Drama) for Black Swan. She shared, “I’m very honored by the HFPA nomination, and to be included in this group of actresses I so admire. The experience of filming Black Swan with [director] Darren Aronofsky and our incredible crew is already the most fulfilling experience of my career. The audience appreciation of the film is only furthering how grateful and proud I am to be part of the film.”

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  • http://Ja Slig^_^

    Why she cry?

  • http://Ja Slig^_^

    Go go complet cry

  • Tomorrow

    Love her. So classy and talented.

  • zzzz

    The pictures are beautiful, but the cover is really strange, with her arm up like that, all dead looking.

  • blair

    She’s lovely.

  • Anita

    Love the pictures, but I wish they had chosen a different cover pic.

  • um

    whats the difference between vegan and vegetarian?!

  • missy

    vegetarians eat eggs and dairy. vegans don’t eat any animal products.

  • ummmph

    In recent years, the Oscars has become like a national election, complete with heavy campaigning and propaganda.
    Natalie is good in the movie but I don’t think she gave the best performance this year. Kudos though for the producers making sure she wins but it doesn’t change my opinion.
    To me, Nicole Kidman gave the best performance in Rabbit Hole bar none.

  • veggietoo

    In the cover photo she looks like she fell asleep on her hand!

  • michelle

    sorry guys but she is boring .

  • GG

    She’s very pretty and very talented. But she seems so uptight. Not hating just an observation..

  • oy

    Wouldn’t it be way easier to be vegan at home and vegetarian when she goes out? It’s so hard to find vegan food in restaurants. I wonder if VF got it mixed up.

  • Dexter’s girlfriend

    I like the cover. pretty
    but I dont agree with her. you’re always an object when you’re naked.

  • pixy

    @Dexter’s girlfriend: Yeah I’m going to agree. I like her. She’s GORGEOUS! But, I’m a little tired of seeing everyone in their underwear. At this point…it’s all the same.

  • MangerBouger

    Beautiful photoshoot … shes has a unique face and beauty that come with it.

  • Cristobal

    Love her

  • Aare

    Is anyone else getting really tired of hearing about her? I used to have a lot of respect for her, but now she wants to go parading around in her skivvies and dressing it up as art. Why doesn’t she just admit to herself that it’s all the same objectification? She just wants that kind of attention, like all the rest. She just tries to put herself above everyone else by offering this defense.

  • From Paris with Love

    She disapointed me with her role in Closer. That scene where she opens her legs wide and pulls her thong to show Clive Owen her vulv@, and then she stands up and bends over to show him her @sshole.
    I don’t care if it’s for your so called ‘art’, no classy self respecting woman should do that, ever.

  • Bellas

    Nicole Kidman deserves to win and Oscar.

  • Janine

    No..I do that as well.. when I go out I eat vegan. When you eat out you hardly ever know the origins of your meal, which means you also dont know if those are happy chick eggs you’re eating, or sad ‘ I’m spending all my life in a tiny cage being fed meds and have never seen a dip of sunlight in my life’ chick eggs.

    @From Paris with love:
    You DO know that was a movie right? :D

  • Schebbie

    Riiight Natalie…I’m sure you wearing that thong in the “Your Highness” trailer wasn’t you being a sex object, it was some deep, profound artistic statement, right? And I’m sure your role in the new Ashton Kutcher movie is a profound commentary on women in society?

    Puh-leez. I have no problem whatsoever with nudity, or fun, silly movies; what I have a problem with is this bish thinks she’s so above it all. She’s pretty, but what a hypocrite.

  • Jokergurl

    She is one of the few young actresses who have that Old Hollywood glamour about them, they just look like they’re from another era. Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johnason and Drew Barrymore are the other ones.
    @ From Paris with Love
    Natalie filmed nude scenes, but she wanted them left out of the movie and the extras so the director did. She didn’t show anything, she was not nude in Closer. That doesn’t make her classy? Hmm…

  • ced

    she is so beautiful, but I do not know why I found him a little sad for some time i hope everything goes well for her.

  • kiley

    shes a b— and a big cry baby and shes jealous of mila kunis i hope she looses, and shes freaking ugly she gets uglier everyday she looks gross in Vogue and on the cover she looks like shes 45 years old ugh cant stand to look at her anymore!

  • what?

    yeah yeah nice words Nat, pity your actions dont back it up (defending a pedophile like roma polanski kinda seems like you dont give a rats about womens objectification)

  • so what

    Why doesn’t the Academy just give her the Oscar now? I’m getting tired of hearing about Black Swan and Portman by now…it’s boring already.