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Natalie Portman on the Cover of Marie Claire November 2013

Natalie Portman: "I Look More Jewish" Than Scarlett Johansson

Natalie Portman shows her sexy side on the cover of Marie Claire's November issue, which hits newsstands Oct. 22. The busy actress is getting ready to grace the big screen for the first time in two years with her return as Jane Foster in the upcoming sequel Thor: The Dark World. In her Marie Claire sit-down, Natalie referred to costar Chris Hemsworth as "one of the greatest men in Hollywood," adding that "he's the kind of actor who's so charismatic, he must be tired when he goes home." Also inside the magazine, Natalie opens up about her love for LA and impending move to Paris — her husband, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, was recently tapped to run the famed Paris Opera Ballet — as well as her feelings on confrontation and Hollywood's efforts to typecast her. See more of Natalie Portman's quotes from the November issue of Marie Claire below:

  • On living in LA: "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 LA, you know? New York is more where art is bought than where art is made."
  • On moving to Paris: "Yeah, we're moving at the end of next year. Although obviously we'll be spending a good deal of time there in the meantime. [My French is] OK. I can get through a conversation. I mean, not about, like, philosophy. But about this and that, I can manage."
  • On her vices: "I bite my cuticles. Oh, and I can go into a Food Network hole."
  • On being confrontational: "I don't like confrontation, but I'm probably less afraid of it now. I wouldn't say I'm confrontational. But I say my opinion. I realize how much my nonconfrontation was about trying to have everyone like me."
  • On Hollywood's efforts to typecast her, despite Scarlett Johansson also being of the Jewish faith: "Like, every Jewish role comes to me. I look more Jewish than Scarlett [Johansson]."
  • On her parents raising her right: "They made me feel that they would drop anything at any time to help me. I never felt like there was anything more important than me. Which I know can probably create an assh*le, too. It gives you a deep sense of security and safety to feel that your parents will love you no matter what."
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