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Natalie Portman Talks Motherhood, Acting Technique, & More in Emails with Jonathan Safran Foer

Natalie Portman goes without pants on the cover of T, the New York Times magazine.

The interview consists of emails between author Jonathan Safran Foer and Natalie. Here’s what she shared…

On finding freedom as an actress: “It’s strange to have an art that’s largely an instinct. People would argue that there’s plenty of technique to learn, but we all know actors we love who’ve never studied, and actors who drive us nuts with too much technique. Acting is not like music or dance or drawing, where there is clear technique that you need to work obsessively to master, and then your individuality makes you more than just a computer who’s learned a skill. You’re basically trying to be un-self-conscious and use your imagination and lose yourself. Of course there are techniques to help you do these things, but often times thinking about things gets in the way. So searching for freedom in that can be self-defeating. But it’s a challenge I love and am thrilled by when I have a rare moment of overcoming it.”

On how motherhood is like being like a director: “I think being a mother made me realize how maternal the role of director is. It made me much calmer under stress because there’s that weird parent thing you develop, that when things get really bad, your voice gets calm and your blood pressure slows and you can make everything okay again. And things get bad and stressful easily on films.”

For more from Natalie, visit NYTimes.com.

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Natalie Portman & Julianne Moore Enjoy British Summer Time Festival

Natalie Portman enjoys the music while attending the Barclaycard British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon (July 10) in London, England.

The 35-year-old actress attended the music fest along with actress Julianne Moore, who was spotted in the VIP area with her husband Bart Freundlich.

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The trailer for Natalie‘s upcoming film Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards was recently debuted exclusively on JustJared.com.

The stories were written and helmed by students of James Franco‘s “Adaptation and Collaboration” class in UCLA’s graduate filmmaking program.

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James Franco's 'Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards' Trailer & Poster Debut (Exclusive!)

Check out the exclusive trailer and poster debut for Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, from James Franco and Elysium Bandini Studios in conjunction with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

The stories were written and helmed by students of James‘ “Adaptation and Collaboration” class in UCLA’s graduate filmmaking program, and feature an A-list cast including Natalie Portman, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Kimmel, Amber Tamblyn, Rico Rodriguez, and many more.

The student filmmaking teams were lead by MFA directing students Mark Columbus, Lauren Hoekstra, Sarah Kruchowski, Ryan Moody, Simon Savelyev, Vanita Shastry, Shadae Lamar Smith, and Jeremy David White and UCLA MFA producing students Nina Aujla, Gerren Crochet, Dana Gills, Mike Leach, Jonathan King, Jesse Maiman, Michael Masini, Tatenda Mbudzi, LA Ross, and Lisa Vangellow. Executive producers include James, Vince Jolivette and Jennifer Howell of Elysium Bandini Studios. The film’s sales reps are Michael Lurie and Jeffrey Giles of Automatic Entertainment.

The MFA writing students are Roxanne Beck, Neville Kiser, Marissa Matteo, Jessica Nikkel, Mona Nahm, Nicole Riegel, Teresa Sullivan, and Jackie Vleck.

Watch the trailer below!

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Natalie Portman Brings 'A Tale of Love and Darkness' to Washington Jewish Film Festival 2016

Natalie Portman keeps it sophisticated while attending a screening of her film A Tale of Love and Darkness during the 2016 Washington Jewish Film Festival held at AFI Silver Theater on Sunday (March 6) in Silver Spring, Md.

The 34-year-old actress wrote, directed, and stars in the movie.

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A Tale of Love and Darkness is a drama based on the memoir of Amos Oz, a writer, journalist, and advocate of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

FYI: Natalie is wearing a Dior outfit.

10+ pictures inside of Natalie Portman at the D.C. screening… More Here! »

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Natalie Portman Channels Jackie Kennedy to Film 'Jackie'

Natalie Portman perfectly channels Jacqueline Kennedy while filming on the set of Jackie on Tuesday (March 1) in Easton, Maryland.

The 34-year-old actress was reportedly filming scenes that afternoon on the day John F. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated.

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The film tells the story of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of JFK’s assassination in 1963.

The movie does not have a release date, but is expected to hit theaters next year.

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Natalie Portman Films JFK Funeral Scene for 'Jackie' in D.C.

Natalie Portman wears a black veil as she films a funeral scene on the set of Jackie on Sunday (February 28) in Washington, D.C.

The 34-year-old actress recreated the famous moment as Jacqueline Kennedy walked alongside her late husband John F. Kennedy‘s brothers Robert and Ted, the former played by Peter Sarsgaard.

They shot the exterior scenes in front of the White House that day. The biopic takes place in the immediate aftermath of JFK‘s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.

10+ pictures inside of Natalie Portman on set of Jackie in D.C…. More Here! »

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Sia, Natalie Portman, & Jimmy Fallon Perform 'Iko Iko' Using Classroom Instruments - Watch Now!

Natalie Portman joins Sia and Jimmy Fallon for a special performance of the 1960s song “Iko Iko” with his band The Roots!

The song, which was performed on Wednesday night (January 27) during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, was performed using classroom instruments including the spoons, blocks, maracas, and more. Each of the performers also wore one of Sia‘s signature black and white wigs!

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Both Sia and Natalie made appearances on the Tonight Show that evening to promote their new projects.

Watch the classroom instrument version of “Iko Iko” below…

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