Natalie Portman on her personal triumphs


NEW YORK: Natalie Portman tends to keep her personal life personal, opting to share more about her work and activism interests than her marriage and family on social media. She made an exception to that rule, when she got nostalgic and proud while looking back on a decade that saw her marry choreographer Benjamin Millepied, become a mom for the first and second times, add director to her resume and take home a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Black Swan.


She went on to hint at some of her dreams for the coming 10 years and to wish her IG followers happiness and fulfillment in 2020, adding, Hoping the next decade only brings further adventures, beauty and fulfillment and a deepening appreciation of our planet and its wonders.

The thoughtful post caught the attention of Laura Dern, who appeared in a photo in the collage with Natalie, Brie Larson, Reese Witherspoon and other women involved in the Time’s Up movement, and responded in the comments with four red hearts.


Natalie married Benjamin in 2012 after meeting him on the set of Black Swan. The couple said I do in Big Sur about a year after welcoming their son, Aleph. Their daughter, Amalia, followed in 2016, the same year she wrapped work on her directorial debut, 2017’s Eating Animals. I think being a mother made me realize how maternal the role of director is, she told the T magazine in 2016.


It made me much calmer under stress because there’s that weird parent thing you develop, that when things get really bad, your voice gets calm and your blood pressure slows and you can make everything OK again. And things get bad and stressful easily on films. Natalie’s next major projects include Thor: Love and Thunder and a mini-series based on the novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, both due out in 2021.

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