Thursday, July 9, 2015

Natalie Portman on the August 2015 Cover of Harper's Bazaar

Natalie Portman served up flower power for the August 2015 cover of Harper's Bazaar. On the cover, the actress looked beautiful in a pink embellished PRADA FALL 2015 dress which was accented with a bow. Her beauty look featured a complimentary red lip and a up-do which was accented with flowers. 

In the issue, the actress talks about her upcoming new films, living in Paris, work-life balance and more. continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Natalie's feature visit and pick up a copy on newsstand.

On living in Paris:
"It's magical. But the cultures are different in ways you don't even realize. And there's stuff you don't know you'll miss until you're away. [In Paris] if you're running around on the playground chasing your kid and playing a game, people think you're nuts. This French friend of ours just told me that being in Los Angeles, he missed having serious conversations at dinner. In Paris, if you're at dinner and there isn't a debate, you leave and think, Well, that wasn't a very good party. But no one ever does that here. And I thought, I like just having happy talk!. My French is okay, but when my friends are talking about books and philosophy, that's a level of conversation I'm just not ready for linguistically. And maybe intellectually."

On her new film 'A Tale of Love and Darkness' & being born in Jerusalem:
"The power of words is at the center of Judaism, and the creating of a people through storytelling. So I wanted to show the birth of this writer as he relates to his mother. It's a very strange place to be from. When you say, 'I'm for Israel,' everyone wants to have a 10-hour political conversation. Everyone has a very strong, passionate opinion about it. But I'm grateful for it. I had so many friends who asked when we were younger, 'Who am I? What's my identity?' I never questioned my identity." 

On work life balance:
"Cate Blanchett is an amazing person. Very early on, I asked her about being a parent. I said 'How do you do it? You're a mom. You're the best at what you do.' She said, 'You just do. Stressing about it doesn't help. It might also be worth instituting an #AskHimMore hashtag to counter the assumption that family and juggling kids are women-only topics. Most men I know are dealing with the same issues. Maybe those questions need to be asked of men too. Maybe the men need better questions."

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