Port­man’s angst over ques­tions

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

Natalie Port­man.

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