Portman’s angst over questions
ONE of the few actresses that doesn’t get the usual “what are you wearing?” question says she doesn’t like the pressure of having to give an opinion on world events.
Natalie Portman told Harpers Bazar that she would actually prefer to answer more soft ball questions than ones on the Middle East conflict.
“I get asked so many questions about the Middle East, and I’m like ‘ Can you please just ask me about my dress? Let’s just talk about the dress!’” she said, half joking.
The Black Swan actress was born in Israel, and has just finished directing and starring in A Tale of Love and Darkness, a film shot in the country that is completely in Hebrew.
She also has a degree in psychology from Harvard University. With many A- list celebrities boycotting fashion questions on the red carpet after the # Askhermore campaign gained traction, Portman has taken a diplomatic approach.
“I like to look at what people are wearing, but I do see the sexism in it,” she says.
A Tale of Love and Darkness debuted at Cannes in May to positive reviews.