Natalie Portman Quotes

Natalie Portman Quotes On Character

It really wasn’t my thing. It still isn’t my thing, the whole science-fiction action thing. I prefer simpler, character-based movies.

I think you always need

I think you always need to be able to relate to your characters, but that doesn’t necessarily mean…you have to understand why they do what they do, but you don’t actually have to be like that yourself.

I always find it a little scary to say that I’m like a character.

People are just funny sometimes if you find the right character

Natalie Portman Quotes On Clinton

It’s quite a stark contrast between the candidates, in how they will change things for women. Hillary Clinton wants to appoint Supreme Court Justices who will protect Roe v Wade. [Donald] Trump wants to punish women for getting abortions and defund Planned Parenthood.

Hillary Clinton wants to extend the Obamacare rule that healthcare companies cannot discriminate against women and charge them more than men for their healthcare. Donald Trump wants to get rid of Obamacare.

I think it’s about having a competent president, and I don’t really think gender has to do with how Hillary Clinton will lead.

Hillary Clinton wants to push for equal pay and for paid family leave and for better and cheaper childcare.

I think Hillary Clinton

I think Hillary Clinton understands the ins and outs of the White House better than anyone who’s come before her.

Hillary Clinton is incredibly prepared and smart on all of the issues.

Natalie Portman Quotes On Film

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

I think people who aren’t in film experience that when they hear their voice on an answering machine or something.

I hear, more than ever, people actively searching for women to direct, actively wanting to finance women’s films, which is not to say it is easy, but I think it’s been a great instance of how journalism has put pressure on business to be more fair between genders.

I don’t know if the scripts are changing so much. I mean, I’ve been working for almost 25 years and made over 40 films and I worked with my first female director, on a feature,[“Planetarium”]. And it’s still the only one.

I’d say I got three or four offers for films that had female directors, so in my career I haven’t had that opportunity before. That’s exciting.

The fact that audiences

The fact that audiences have come away moved, excited, entertained and stimulated by the film is extraordinarily flattering.

I’ve dealt with a few method actors, and I don’t know if should say this, but I think it’s a bunch of nonsense. I think it’s film acting and you just have to be on when the camera is rolling.

Natalie Portman Quotes On Fun

I think the New York Public Library is so, so amazing. It’s literally the coolest place – It’s good shelter from the sun and it’s the most beautiful building. It’s really, really fun.

Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off.

I don’t have a normal job, so I really appreciate having friends who are writers and artists. It’s fun to have a group of people you can call in the middle of the day to go for a hike.

I’m not really much of a genre guy. I think that audiences don’t need that anymore where you just need a very specific genre. Audiences are very sophisticated, and as long as it’s fun, it’s okay and entertaining.

Natalie Portman Quotes On Hate

I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.

I really hate being

I really hate being self-conscious—and being conscious of being self-conscious

I’ve always tried to stay away from playing Jews. I get like 20 Holocaust scripts a month, but I hate the genre

I couldn’t be anorexic because I like food too much, and I couldn’t be bulimic because I hate throwing up too much

Natalie Portman Quotes On Husband

When I was in nursery school, the teachers asked me, y’know, ‘What does your dad do for a living?’ So I said ‘He helps women get pregnant!’ They called my mom and they were like, ‘What exactly does your husband do?’

I think that we, women, are so often defined by who our husbands are and what our husbands do. And it’s time for that to end.

Your relationship with

Your relationship with your husband should be an important part of your private life, but publicly you should be able to define yourself.

Natalie Portman Quotes On School

I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.

I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.

I studied psychology in school, and the best psychology is in literature. It’s so much easier to understand a character than a theory. You can recognize yourself—or other people—in a different way.

When I was in nursery school, the teachers asked me, y’know, ‘What does your dad do for a living?’ So I said ‘He helps women get pregnant!’ They called my mom and they were like, ‘What exactly does your husband do?’

It's always strange being

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.

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

Natalie Portman Quotes On Acting

I like acting for now. But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut. I’m dying to go to a space camp next summer!

I don’t know if acting is what I want to do for the rest of my life, it’s just what I’ve, you know, ended up doing when I was little, and I’ve kinda grown up with it.

I’ve dealt with a few method actors, and I don’t know if should say this, but I think it’s a bunch of nonsense. I think it’s film acting and you just have to be on when the camera is rolling.

Even my life’s not normal because I’m acting, right?