As I revealed two days ago, Natalie Portman is on the cover and inside US Vogue’s January 2011 issue, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, channeling her Black Swan character.Â Excitingly Natalie has picked up a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress (Drama) for Black Swan.
She shared: “I\’m very honored by the HFPA nomination, and to be included in this group of actresses I so admire. The experience of filming Black Swan with [director] Darren Aronofsky and our incredible crew is already the most fulfilling experience of my career. The audience appreciation of the film is only furthering how grateful and proud I am to be part of the film.”
But back to her editorial, Black Swan is set in a ballet company where dancers vie for the attention of a coldly knowing choreographer; when he casts the virginal, anorexic Nina to star as Odette/Odile, the white swan and the black swan in Swan Lake, she must literally break through her body and lose her mind to be reborn as an artist. Iinside she shares:
On what she orders during her interview: A vegetarian at home and a vegan when out, she orders a thoroughly eccentric meal: field greens followed by a soft pretzel with mustard, and an elderflower spritzer. She defends herself: “I swear, I eat. I ate a bagel an hour ago. I consume my own weight in hummus every day. I cook a lot, and I even do vegan baking.”
On being in favor of vulgar: “There\’s a difference between being in a bra and underpants as an object on a men\’s-magazine cover and playing yourselfâ€”a woman with desires and needs who loves and laughs with her friendsâ€”in a bra and underpants. You become an object if you simply put it out there. Most movies are made by men, it\’s totally natural that they\’re going to present their worldview, so we\’re trying to find more women who are writers and directors who are expressing their worldview. Did you see Tiny Furniture? Lena Dunham wrote, directed, and starred in it; she\’s 23, and it is just amazing. She walks around in her underwear for the whole movie; it\’s harsh. She\’s the subject, she\’s not the object, and it\’s beautifulâ€”that\’s the kind of thing we need more of.”
The behind the scenes video:
Read the full interview with Natalie at Vogue’s website.
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