Quotes from Natalie Portman


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There are movies where we are interested in seeing people's lives without agreeing with what they're doing.


I was really excited to get to shave my head - it's something I'd wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse. It was nice to shed that level of vanity.


I've stood up to producers before, and even a director. I saw them being abusive. A lot of people on the set are scared to say stuff when they're not being treated right.


It's always strange being a kid on the set, because you're treated like an equal when you're working. But then when you break, the other actors go back to their trailers to take naps and drink beer, and I have to, like, go do school.


A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.


I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important.


'Star Wars' hasn't changed my life at all.


I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or any combination of the two.


I'm not convinced about marriage. Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. Committing yourself to one person is sacred.


Jasmine is just the most delicate and beautiful scent.


I'm pretty hard on myself in general.


There's always pressure, from other people and yourself. If you're happy with the looks you're born with, then what are you going to do your whole life? We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we're not happy with what we're given.


New York is more where art is bought than where art is made.


There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.


They tell me: 'OK, this is where we're going to push up your cleavage,' and I'm like, 'What cleavage?'


I think all girls in the world wish they were a Parisian girl - that sort of effortless chic confidence and comfort in their own skin.


Everyone dreams of living in Paris.


You know, I get much more Jewish in Israel because I like the way that religion is done there.


It scares me to think that one day I'm not going to be in school anymore.


If you're an actress or a musician, everyone thinks you're hot.