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Natalie Portman: I Was Cast in 'Thor' Because I'm Short!

Natalie Portman: I Was Cast in 'Thor' Because I'm Short!

Natalie Portman gives her adorable son Aleph a piggyback ride at the Jardin d’Acclimation children’s amusement park on Friday (October 25) in Paris, France.

The 32-year-old actress and her two-year-old son played on a playground, rode on some rides, and took in the sights of the fun filled arena!

“I was mainly cast in the role because I can make anyone look huge when they stand next to me,” Natalie told Us Weekly about being cast in the Thor series opposite Chris Hemsworth. “I’m extraordinarily short. They usually had a ramp for me to walk up so I could land somewhere near his [Chris'] face.”

30+ pictures inside of Natalie Portman and Aleph at the park…

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13 Comments

# 1

she has one sweet kid! i wish them all the best

# 2

She looks really happy with her kid, would love to see her soon in a new movie.

# 3
get shorty @ 10/25/2013 at 2:33 pm

Sorry, Natalie, but you are 5’3″ and that is not incredibly short. Be thankful you are not 5 nothing like some of us!!!

# 4

lol i’m only 4’11

and I read somewhere that Snooki is like 4’8

Natalie portman’s height is average.

# 5

Short, my a$$!! If she considers that short, then at 5 1″ I must qualify for midget status. You are average, Natalie, enjoy it.

# 6

guys, 5’3″ is considered short amongst hollywood actresses. average height for actresses are 5’5″-5’7″

# 7

She is actaully 5′ft 2. Not 5′ft 3. These actresses always lie about their height by an inch or two. Also, people who have seen her at Harvard say she is 5ft 2. She is short, but very beautiful and a good actress.

# 8

LOL. She looks like a single mom with her son. How come we never see her LOSER husband helping her out? So he has no problem showing up at movie premieres and galas but doesn’t have time for family? You married an ugly, no-name, oppertunistic gold digger Natalie. Have fun with him before he ditches you for one of his students.
Or it could be maybe this boy is Daren Aronofsky’s, since he looks like him and Natalie and ballet boy have a bearding contract.

# 9

i’m not going to say it but you all know what ‘m thinking………..dang

She will be the next one to divorce she stole her husband when he was engaged to be married to another woman.

@Helen: He was not married but he did have a long-time girlfriend. To be fair, I think he might have lied to Natalie about being single but she must have figured out at some point. He apparently dumped his girlfrined before even getting serious with Natalie, and people who worked on Black Swan said he ignored all the ballet dancers and was stalking Natalie on set. Creepy. He was smart to have knocked her up, because now he is rich and has connections which Natalie helped him get. He was never shown on celebrity sites, given pefume deal and would have never gotten the director job at Paris Opera if not for Natalie. I think he will leave her when she makes more money.

OMG. Americans are SO puritanical!

Jeez, paps. Can’t you let a mom play in a park with her 2 year old son without taking a zillion pictures? Click click clicking away. Man. I went to this article NOT for the pictures but for the interesting comment. If there had been no picture, or a red-carpet or movie still picture, that would have been fine.

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