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Natalie Portman Does Elle and Brings the Quote of the Day

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I’m definitely not a prude about sex or nudity, I just don’t want to do something that will end up as a screen grab on a p~~~ site.”

“You look at Meryl Streep, who is so phenomenally, freakishly gorgeous, and in some ways it’s just bizarre that she was never a sex symbol. But it was always about her – and now it doesn’t matter that she’s getting older, because we just want to continue watching her be an interesting person. Whereas you see actresses who marketed themselves on their bodies, and they might be good, but over time they just lose it because that sort of thing doesn’t last.”

… says Natalie in Elle Magazine.

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Sidney
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Sidney

Something always irks me about Natalie, like i get the feeling that she’s a bit pretentious and full of herself, but maybe it’s jealousy 😀 Anyway i agree with her comment.

Just Me
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Just Me

Pretentious 😀

Casey
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I agree that she also comes off a bit pretentious. I don’t think she means to, but she does. I also find it weird that she’s talking about actresses marketing themselves based on their looks. That’s part of what being an actress is. Whether you look old, young, sexy, ugly…you’re chosen based on how you look for certain roles. It’s impossible to avoid it. Why was she chosen for V and Star Wars? Because she had a certain look that the caster wanted. Also, she’s posing for a fashion magazine. I wouldn’t say she’s exactly the prime example of someone… Read more »
Alias
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Alias
Maybe I am just biased because I love Natalie and respect her ha ha…I think what Natalie is talking about is she is not someone like “Jessica Alba” who does bikini roles aimed mostly for men. Natalie takes on heavy roles where she had better be convincing as an actress and like how she said she doesn’t want to “end up as a screen grab on a p— site”. So yes to a certain degree she is cast on her looks, but that is obvious, everyone in Hollywood is in Hollywood because of their look to begin with. But it’s… Read more »
Alias
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Alias

Natalie wants to be: Talent first, body second

Megan Fox, Jessica Alba ect: Body first, talent second

Uma
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I perfectly agree with you. I mean, sure, actresses are chosen for their looks, but when the role is hard this is just one of the criteria. And i really love the fact that she thinks like this and yes she is worthy of respect! What she sends out is: See, even if you are asked about looks you can reply in an intelligent way, no need to go on and on about yourself, in a rather superficial manner.

Brittany
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Brittany

She’s GORGEOUS, really talented and incredibly smart.

But yes, I think she does come off as pretentious.

Natasha
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Natasha

I don’t necessarily think she comes off as pretentious but I do think she can come off a bit condescending at times as well as pompous. But I prefer her to any of these no talent actresses *coughs* Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel and tones of others whom I’m happy I don’t remember. Nevertheless she’s beautiful and ambivalent towards Hollywood as well as Incredibly intelligent 🙂 Nice Post VS

susie
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She’s very real. Reminds me of my sister. I looove these pics and I like her personality.

Nic
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She’s so gorgeous, wtf hav they done to her knees in the pic before last???

walnuts
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walnuts

haha airbrushed them out? i guess knees are now considered undesirable. let’s all start hating ours. jk.

i think she’s classy and beautiful and smart!!

yeaitsme
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yeaitsme

walnuts- LOL! so true! i could actually see that happening in the future ha ha

Sophie
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Sophie

Nice pick-up! – that looks really weird.

yeaitsme
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yeaitsme

her legs are two different sizes too! and its wierd cuz the skin is not so ‘perfect’ in that pic…just goes to show that photoshop can alter things and make them look ‘perfect’ or wierd but yet still look completely untouched. ppl always expect photoshopped pics will mean the person looks completely plastic. so not true

Alexandra
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Alexandra

She looks great in this shoot. And I agree, an actress should be known for her acting skills, not her naked pictures.
I`ve always liked her, she`s so classy and mature, not to mention smart! (I think she has a psychology degree at Harvard)

Polina
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Polina

Shes so beautiful here
and yes, classy – the right word for this shoot!

Cecilia
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Cecilia

Why no knees?
Ha ha. air-brushing to excess is becoming a little more common now…

Sam
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I know!! It looks freaking ridiculous, ruined what could have been a great picture!

emily
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emily

thats exactly what i was just going to comment on. what on earth could have been so distasteful about a pair of knees that they felt the need to make them disappear!!

Mizzy
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Mizzy

i know a lot of people will disagree with me, but i actually think she is a pretty awful actress – to the point where she actually ruins movies for me. Her range of emotions and expressions is so limited that she always comes across and very frigid and awkward on screen. In fact, the only role she was really good in was in the Professional and she was just a little kid at the time.

ann
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Why does she even bring up Streep? Streep is indeed considered the greatest actress of the century but it’s really easy figure out why she was never marketed as a sex symbol.

http://www.merilstreep.com/images/pictures/large/meryl-streep8.jpg

She was never really was you would call sexy. Talented beyond measure but not sexy.

ann
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sorry i didn’t mean to reply to your comment, just stuck me there for some reason.

TT
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she’s one of the most overrated actresses of her generation. I completely agree with you.

Melanie
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Melanie

Lol her knees..
and she reminds me of Keira Knightley. Thought it was her actually. Would love to see a post on her =) hint hint lol

padme
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padme

I thought they were the same actress for a while. Kiera played her double in Star Wars ep. 1 but I thought it was Natalie playing both roles. Twins I tell ya! I love Natalie though, so pretty and so smart 🙂

Sophie
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Sophie

I wish more actresses seemed to understand that. Ashley Greene is a good example, she seems to act quite well but as soon as she gets some spotlight she ends up doing quite full on photoshoots/interviews for men’s magazines.

Not only will people forget about you when you age, but you’ll be typecast as the one dimensional ‘sexy’ characters who never play huge parts in serious films.

yoosahasa
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yoosahasa

That first pic is odd…..they could’ve at least photoshopped that shadow that looks like a mustache out.
And the one with no knees—that’s awful!

anon
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anon

I love natalie portman.
Stunningly pretty and has a unique personality.

terri
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terri

i think natalie is stunningly beautiful

Sam
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Someone’s been thinking about getting older….
She’s about 9 months older than me, so I know where she’s coming from, the thought of getting older concerns me a lot these days, but at least I’m not in Hollywood.
But she should compare herself to Meryl Streep, she’s a whole other league in my opinion, now THAT’S a great actress!
I think Natalie is very overrated.

Sam
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I meant she SHOULDN’T compare herself to Meryl Streep.

Sophie
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Sophie

She wasn’t – she was using her as an example of a woman who has used talent & personality to market herself (rather than looks).

Meryl Streep is pretty much in a different league to everyone.

Alias
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Alias

I love Natalie, I think she is a wonderful actress, beautiful, intelligent – she is amazing.

artemis
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artemis

she’s a good actress and pretty too

Sarah
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Sarah

yes, she was really “choosy” about her role in Star Wars. LMAO!

ann
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lo,…I was hoping someone would say that. Those movies were utter trash.

KB
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gorgeous! Smart and talented. She definitely has opinions and isn’t afraid to share them, which may come off as pretentious but I think is an admirable quality. She’s quite smart and can back up most of what she says. Strange- it looks like they photoshopped her knees out of the photo.

beckers!
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beckers!

I think she’s a very talented actress, yes she’s gorgeous but her success comes from her talent and her professionalism. She is also a child star remember (she was very young in Leon) and lets face it she has kept her head, unlike so many other child stars, Lohan , Olsen, Brittany e.c.t who had had there fair share of negative press. Also she’s someone who keeps herself to herself and in that way does not taint her image. I agree Meryl Streep has a sexy aura about her.

afluffybunny
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afluffybunny

she is mentioning Meryl Streep as a role model
I don’t think Meryl is better than Natalie..
Also,Natalie can be seen as a sex symbol if she wants when she wants…but as she says,that never lasts…she is a professional actress not just a movie star…

Leigh Allen
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Leigh Allen

Re: pretentious- I don’t think people are using the word very precisely here. The word alludes to people making excessive claims about themselves or exaggerating their own importance. The quote does neither.

If people are trying to say that she speaks differently than many actresses, that’s undoubtedly true. She doesn’t say ridiculous things and embarrass herself every few weeks. I think she’s fabulous, but not quite as choosy about her roles as some media outlets suggest. The Other Boleyn Girl comes to mind here.

Sarah
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Sarah

Love this girl. She stays impressive and intelligent.

Eve
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RIP. She was beautiful, smart, talented..what a great loss for the world!

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