Natalie Portman on Paris & The Paparazzi


Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman covers the November 2013 issue of Marie Claire and opens up about her move to Paris with husband Benjamin Millepied and their 2-year-old son Aleph, her Thor costar Chris Hemsworth, and her thoughts on the ever-present paparazzi.

On living in Paris: “I just really really love it here. It’s one of the most exciting places to be in the world right now. It’s really central in terms of the arts. It feels like things are happening in L.A., you know? New York is more where art is bought than where art is made… I’m really lucky. When Ben asked me if I wanted to go to Paris, I freaked. Everyone dreams of living in Paris.”

On the paparazzi: “I had no idea I was being photographed,” she said of a particular outing with son Aleph. “Like, I don’t like this part of it. But there are two parts to it. If you don’t see them, then they’re not interfering with the way you feel when you’re at the park. If they make your kids afraid, then obviously that’s a whole second layer to it.”

On her Thor costar Chris Hemsworth: “Chris is, like, one of the greatest people in Hollywood. He’s the kind of actor who’s so charismatic, he must be tired when he goes home.”

On her fans: “People are really cool, by and large. I try and stay away from drunk people – that’s when they start getting rude and aggressive, like, ‘Why did you suck in that movie?’”

For more from Natalie, go to Marie Claire

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