Natalie Portman Paris Bound After ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Natalie Portman is Paris bound, and she couldn’t be more excited about the move as she prepares for her directing debut after starring in Thor: The Dark World.

Natalie Portman is one of those actresses who had a rocky start in film, with her first major films being some of the worst ones that George Lucas was ever in charge of. Yeah, we’re talking about the actress who portrayed Queen Amidala and Padme in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and its critically despised sequels. She didn’t mind it, though, because it was fun.

A Harvard graduate from Israel, Natalie Portman says she grew up in a very snobbish environment where everything was all about what was important or serious, and she rejects all of that. She doesn’t care about the overall meaning as long as the movie is fun, which as a mentality, might find its way into her directorial debut.

Of course you won’t hear Natalie Portman complaining about any of it, as she says, “I don’t like confrontation, but I’m probably less afraid of it now. I wouldn’t say I’m confrontational. But I say my opinion. I realize how much non-confrontation was about trying to have everyone like me.”

Before Natalie Portman goes Paris bound, though, she has one more film to put under her belt, the sequel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of Thor.

What might blow some people’s minds more than the R2-D2 cameo that Steven Spielberg threw into the Star Trek reboot films was that before playing Thor, Chris Hemsworth actually played Captain Kirk’s father. In a way, the original Thor was a joining of acting talent between Star Wars and Star Trek.

With that out of the way, Natalie Portman makes yet another appearance in Thor: The Dark World, a film where the main character has to retake Asgard in a new war which threatens the Nine Realms. Natalie Portman once again plays Jane Foster, but this time she’s infected with some strange energy that can only be cured in Asgard. Basically, Thor is pulling double duty, saving Asgard and his girlfriend at the same time.

Natalie Portman is bound for Paris alongside her family, which is really like a dream come true for her. She says she prefers Paris because “New York is more where art is bought than where art is made.” Of course, she says she really loves the fans, though she avoids the “drunk ones” because they tend to be mean, and in Paris, the fans aren’t as interested in the gossip.

The costar of Thor: The Dark World is preparing for her directorial debut as Natalie Portman is Paris bound and loving the whole concept.

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