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Natalie Portman Asked Cate Blanchett For Parenting Advice

Natalie Portman Asked Cate Blanchett For Parenting Advice

Natalie Portman looks stunning in a Prada dress on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s August 2015 issue.

Here’s what the 34-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On balancing parenthood and her career: “Very early on, I asked [Cate Blanchett] about being a parent. I said ‘How do you do it? You’re a mom. You’re the best at what you do.’ She said, ‘You just do. Stressing about it doesn’t help.’ Most men I know are dealing with the same issues. They say they feel like if they work too hard they won’t have enough time with their families. Maybe those questions need to be asked of men, too. Maybe the men need better questions.”

On Hollywood’s focus on fashion and gender inequality: “I like to look at what people are wearing, but I do see the sexism in it. Yeah, you could reject it all, but I don’t know anyone who has done that and been able to maintain the level of work that I’d like to maintain.”

On her Israeli roots: “If you say, ‘I’m from Sweden,’ everyone says, ‘Cool.’ Then when you say, ‘I’m from Israel!’ everyone wants to have a 10-hour political conversation. Everyone has a very strong, very passionate opinion about it. But I’m grateful for it. I had so many friends who asked, when we were younger, ‘Who am I? What’s my identity?’ I never questioned my identity.”

For more from Natalie, visit HarpersBazaar.com.

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Credit: Courtesy of Harper’s BAZAAR
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  • Danae

    She’s such a beautiful woman and this cover picture is SO airbrushed that Natalie looks like a morph between Lily-Rose Depp and Selena Gomez. Why?

  • yaaas bitch

    Of course you never questioned your identity, you israeli devil.

  • yaaas bitch

    Of course you never questioned your identity, you israeli devil.

  • Christina

    She looks gorgeous!! Amazing actress!

  • ShoshannaGold

    This is the most photoshopped, ridiculous cover. She looks 14 years old. She’s 35 and almost middle aged! Stupid!

  • smooshy

    what level of work? that overrated Black Swan movie? Time to give the Oscar back, Nat, you haven’t done anything since.

  • PlayNice

    WOW! The photos are stunning.

  • Melodie

    I think its good she looks young, she is 34 not 35. I think she is a wonderful actress and isn’t seen all the time like other attention-seeking stars around her age.

  • eleanor

    Oh here we start with the anti-Semitism.

  • AnnaDEbner
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