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Natalie Portman Says She Has '100 Stories' of Harassment

Natalie Portman Says She Has '100 Stories' of Harassment

Natalie Portman poses for the cover of Porter magazine‘s Spring issue, on newsstands February 9.

Here is what the 36-year-old Oscar-winning actress shared with the mag:

On a time of change in Hollywood: “They have created this cultural shift. A lot of people have been speaking out for a long time and not been heard, particularly women of color, so it’s very important the industry listens.”

On her own experience of harassment: “I went from thinking, ‘I don’t have a story’ to ‘Oh, wait, I have 100 stories.’ And I think a lot of people are having these reckonings with themselves, of things that we just took for granted as like, this is part of the process.”

On finding friends in Hollywood: “Recently, I’ve been spending more time with other actresses, not in a fake ‘just because we’re actresses so we should hang out’ way. I feel there’s been a shift. I felt that way on Annihilation too, working with a strong female ensemble cast. We are used to being ‘the girl’ on set. It was such a joy to be with a group of women.”

On social media: “It’s an interesting moment where technology is colliding with history. But there’s a downside too – that addiction to technology and the impact it has on people, the disposability of information.”

FYI: Natalie is wearing a Vivienne Westwood top and Isabel Marant shorts and earrings on the cover.

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Photos: Cass Bird
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