Interviews

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman
Clint

Moviehole caught up with Natalie Portman for a quick chat (it was cut short due to the ‘biro-stabbing’ in Hall H) about “Thor”, the upcoming Marvel superhero blockbuster, at last weekend’s Comic Con in San Diego.

Did you read Thor comics as a kid, Natalie?

I knew nothing, but quickly got up to speed.

Has it been a physically demanding role?

I had some running, but mainly the serious action is left to Thor and the Warriors Three.

Lucky you! in a lot of movies like this, the girl is there and she’s just a love interest who’s surrounded by men. Was it nice to have each other there to bring some female energy?

Absolutely. It was great to be able to highlight a female friendship and female comradery and shared scientific passion among women. And then, there’s also this great character that Jaimie Alexander plays, called Sif, and we got to work with her, too.

I love Jaimie Alexander!

She’s super-tough, yeah. So, we had a good female power on the film.

It seems like your character is really driven by something that comes from finding Thor. What is your character after in this film, and what does meeting Thor does for her?

My character is working on this theory of connecting dimensions. There was an Einstein theory, a long time ago, where you could connect dimensions through the warping of time and space. Thor obviously comes from another dimension, so he is this missing piece to her scientific inquiry. Everyone thinks she’s on the fringe of science and that she’s this kook, so this is her opportunity to prove herself.

Thinking of directing your own stuff sometime?

I directed two shorts, a couple years ago, and I hope to be doing more. It was a really great experience.

Do you have any plans to do a full-length feature?

Not right now.

There’s a rumour going around that you were offered the female lead in the American remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

Nope. I really like the books, but I’ve not been approached at all. Any of that is pure rumour.

Is there any update on the status of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?

Yeah, we just got a new script from David O. Russell, and we’re hoping to make it this coming year, which is really exciting.

What can you say about your work in Black Swan?

The character’s name is Nina, and she’s someone who’s trying to find her own artistic voice, and she has to lose everything to gain that vision and that sense of self. It’s very hard to describe. You just have to see it.

Have you ever struggled with that, as an actress?

Of course. All of us do.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Interviews
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Interviews

joeledgerton

Joel Edgerton – The Gift

Mandy GriffithsAug 25, 2015
heroesodfirt

Bill Allen – Heroes of Dirt

AshAug 25, 2015
gretagerwig

Greta Gerwig – Mistress America

Drew TurneyAug 21, 2015
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24:  (L-R) Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine from "Z for Zachariah" pose for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

Chiwetel Ejiofor – Z for Zachariah

Drew TurneyAug 21, 2015
diggingforfire

Rosemarie DeWitt, Jake Johnson – Digging For Fire

Drew TurneyAug 21, 2015
mcquarrie

Christopher McQuarrie – Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation

Lisa CarrollAug 14, 2015
Shari+Springer+Berman+Robert+Puchi+Premiere+trhvER39FkJx

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini – Ten Thousand Saints

Robyn CandyceAug 14, 2015
f4interview

Simon Kinberg – Fantastic Four

Lisa CarrollAug 2, 2015
VACATION

Ed Helms – Vacation

Drew TurneyJul 29, 2015