Natalie Portman has admitted that she hasn’t got a clue where her Oscar is. But rather than being perturbed by its absence, the actress doesn’t care in the slightest because she believes that it’s a “false idol.”
Natalie Portman made the admission during her wide-ranging discussion with the Hollywood Reporter, where they touched upon a variety of subjects, including her recent relocation to Paris alongside her husband, Benjamin Millepied, and their 3-year-old son, Aleph.
After being asked about her Best Actress accolade, which she was presented with at the 2010 ceremony for her performance in Black Swan, Portman admitted that she doesn’t have a clue where it is, and she couldn’t care less.
In fact, she even recalled a story that Black Swan’s director, Darren Aronofksy, told her during the film’s shoot that deeply resonated with her regarding the missing gong.
“I don’t know where it is. I think it’s in the safe or something. I don’t know. I haven’t seen it in a while. I mean, Darren actually said to me something when we were in that whole thing that resonated so deeply.
I was reading the story of Abraham to my child and talking about, like, not worshiping false idols. And this is literally like gold men. This is literally worshipping gold idols — if you worship it. That’s why it’s not displayed on the wall. It’s a false idol.”
You would have thought that Natalie Portman would have at least kept the statuette as a reminder of when she met her husband, as she first became acquainted with Benjamin Millepied while on the set of the drama.
Portman, who will next be seen in Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups and September’s Western Jane Got A Gun, isn’t the only Oscar winner to have been lackadaisical with her award. Susan Sarandon and Sean Connery put theirs in the bathrooms, Cher uses hers as a doorstep, while Julia Roberts and Jimmy Stewart gave theirs away for free.
Meanwhile, Star Wars actress Portman admitted that her relocation Paris from Los Angeles, which was due to her husband becoming the director of the Paris Opera Ballet, has been “really interesting.” Portman explained that she adores that Parisians only “want to have a serious conversation” while at dinner, while she appreciates that her child “wants to go to art museums after school.”
Meanwhile, Portman also praised the more accessible artistic culture that exists in Paris. “I love that it’s also not elitist, as it is in New York,” she explained. “You can afford to go to the philharmonic or the opera much more easily because all of it’s subsidized. And there’s a huge culture of cinema here.”
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