Natalie covers Elle UK

Sep 26 • by Maria • Comments OffGallery, Magazine Alerts, Magazine Scans

It’s less than a week until British Elle’s November issue hits newsstands but Elle has already revealed its new cover star, and that is Natalie Portman!

Natalie has been photographed by Kai Z Feng wearing a sequinned Versace jacket and Barbara Bui white shirt. Inside she’s interviewed by her fellow actor, Thor co-star and friend, Tom Hiddleston. Scans and BTS video of the shoot will be posted here soon but for now, check out the cover!

Scans from Italian Vanity Fair

Sep 13 • by Maria • Comments OffGallery, Magazine Alerts, Magazine Scans

Natalie is featured in the September 2013 issue of Vanity Fair Italy. The beautiful photoshoot has been made by Frederic Auerbach. Thanks to edenliaothewomb and moonlightworld for the scans!

Natalie Loves Sofia Coppola’s ‘Full Aesthetic’

Sep 26 • by Maria • Comments OffMagazine Alerts, Press Archive

Natalie has an interview in the October 2012 issue of Instyle UK to promote her appearance on the 24th season opener of Simpsons.

She talks about her diet, what she does to stay fit, who her idol is, her family, and the fragrance she uses. When talking about her diet and exercise regime, she says, “I was a Vegan, but I went back to being a vegetarian during my pregnancy. I think you crave comfort foods [when you’re pregnant] and I wanted dairy. I lean towards beans and lentils, but I love pasta and bread too. I was really into millefeuille for awhile. It’s flaky and creamy at the same time! Of course, if I feel like I’m packing on the pounds, those are the first foods to go. Since filming ‘Black Swan,’ I do different types of exercise, like swimming and dancing for fun. I usually run 3 to 5 times a week. I like the way it makes me feel – it gives me a good energy and focus, and makes me feel better about my body.

She also talks about her idol, and says, “I love Sofia Coppola’s full aesthetic. She presents herself in a ladylike fashion and has so much personality.

She also adds the products she uses for make-up and fragrance, and gives a small anecdote about her grandmother. “I keep three lipsticks with me, always: one nude, everyday color, plus a red and a plum for dressing up. My grandmother believes you don’t leave the house unless you have perfect hair and make-up, so she is always at me for not brushing my hair or not putting on enough make-up.“” On fragrance, she says, “I think smell is the first strong sense that we have. When I was filming in Tunisia, the kids would come out to me with handfuls of jasmine to buy. Now, I get the whole feeling of the place from that one smell.


Natalie Covers Madame Figaro Magazine

Jul 23 • by Maria • Comments OffGallery, Magazine Alerts, Magazine Scans

Natalie looks beautiful on the cover of Madame Figaro magazine’s July 2012 issue! Check out the cover photo and the shoot in our gallery.

Here is what the 31-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On being appreciative of her success: “I have always considered myself extremely lucky. I know very well that there are very few elected officials in this business and that many of us, despite their talent and hard work, will not come out of the lot. These are the laws of chance.”

On her youthful appearance: “It’s very strange because my physical traits sometimes make it difficult for others to consider me a woman and at the same time I have been in the business for so long that many think I have already passed the 40 year mark (laughs).”

On being an object of beauty: “I obviously do not see myself that way. I prefer ‘about beauty’ or ‘subject of desire’. One can say that about all women, whatever their life and career.”


Madame Figaro Scan

May 8 • by Maria • Comments OffGallery, Magazine Alerts, Magazine Scans

Natalie is featured in Madame Figaro magazine – Cannes Issue (May 2011). The photo they used is from Peter Lindbergh portfolio. Big thanks to Mia for the heads up and for the scan!

Natalie Covers InStyle

Jan 11 • by Maria • 1 Comment »Gallery, Magazine Alerts, Magazine Scans

Natalie is on the cover of February issue of InStyle. She chatted with the magazine about romance, Black Swan, and what she looks for in a man. Here is a little sneak peek of her interview.

On what she looks for in a partner: “I look for all the same things I would in a friend. Obviously, you need the sexual attraction too, so it’s like your best friend who you are also really attracted to.”

On what she would do if she could go unrecognized for a day: “I would make out in the park! [Laughs.] That’s the thing I would most enjoy doing in New York, and it’s something I’ll never do. I’d also have loud, public conversations with my friends about personal things. Even if no one is paying attention—and most of the time, no one cares—you never know who is at the next table.”

On the concept of friends-with-benefits relationships: “I certainly have friends who could deal with that and others who could not. It’s something I’ve seen in high-achieving women – they compartmentalize. You’ve got your work, your friends, your exercise, and your sex. [Grins.] You can tick off those boxes.”

Vogue Article: Spreading Her Wings

Dec 14 • by Maria • Comments OffMagazine Alerts, Press Archive

You can read the article/interview with Natalie which will be published in January’s Vogue below.

Some actresses get mired in prettiness and never reach the dark place where the great work hides. Natalie Portman is the opposite. At 29, she is in the process of smashing through the aura of perfection she carries—Queen Amidala from Star Wars, hugely gifted beauty with a Harvard degree, and vegan to boot. Drama is dangerous, heroines are carnivores, and talent demands burnt offerings. As Nina in Darren Aronofsky’s gory ballet tale Black Swan, she transforms herself from timid ingenue to powerful maenad. The film 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. Portman’s performance is a tour de force that takes the audience inside Nina, keeps you with her as she transgresses taboos, and makes you participate, for a few thrilling moments when Nina becomes the swan, in the kind of transcendent self-loss that only artists know.

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