While I firmly believe that whoever invented the now ubiquitous interview format where celebrities are asked to read tweets or guess what Google autocompletes after their name will never see the kingdom of heaven, I have to admit. This GQ interview with Natalie Portman is very charming. Especially because Portman is effortlessly serious and reveals some very amusing anecdotes about what happened behind the scenes of a few of them corniest movies.
There’s a lot to unpack here: she apparently took one of Hayden Christensen’s padawan braids and quickly lost it; Taika Waititi actually forgets that she had been in a star wars movie (or three); half the time she was shooting Thor there were cast replacements for the rest of the cast due to scheduling conflicts and – probably craziest of all – he was apparently never asked to return to star wars? With all the spin-offs and prequel stories going on, surely someone somewhere needs Padmé Amidala.
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She also says she wasn’t “kicked out” of the MCU, she’s done her time and she’s proud of her work! And good for her. She was too good for love and thunderAnd Jane Foster deserved better.
After some ChatGPT-generated inquiries, the actor considers “competition questions,” Portman goes to TikTok and sees a question about his role in V for Vendetta, especially the scene where Evey gets her head shaved. Why not just use a bald cap? Because, she explains, they look bad and shaving their heads is kind of fun. Portman seems like a real sweetheart and while this interview format may rot in hell, at least she made the most of it.
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