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Jake and Natalie's Interview Involves Obscene Rapping

Natalie Portman looks sultry in black and white like Chace Crawford for the September issue of Interview. She is currently juggling multiple projects while also promoting her directorial debut in New York, I Love You. Her Brothers costar Jake Gyllenhaal conducted the interview and he got Natalie talking about her love of rap, My Little Ponies, and the optimistic way she views the recession. Here are some highlights:

  • On what song describes her current state: "My current state . . . I’m trying to think of a song that feels like sleepwalking. [laughs] I don’t know. I’ve mostly been listening to dirty rap lately. That’s sort of my scene . . . Really, really obscene hip-hop. I love it so much. It makes me laugh and then it makes me want to dance. Those are like my two favorite things, so combined . . . I’ve been listening a lot lately to 'Wait (The Whisper Song)' by the Ying Yang Twins, where the lyrics are like, 'Wait ’til you see my d*ck' — which is just amazing because it’s whispered. [whispers] 'Wait ’til you see my d*ck . . . ' [laughs] Crazy. So I just listen to it like I’m a five-year-old, like, 'Oh my god! I can’t believe he just said that!'"
  • On what skills she'd put on a job resume: "As far as skills go . . . I don’t have that many skills. [Jake: "Oh come on!"] I’m serious. I really wish I could make something. I mean, you’re a really good cook, you know how to build things — you can make things with your hands. I can’t make anything . . . Well, I can make chitchat, but not much else. I mean, I’d basically have trouble with any job that doesn’t require me to wear silly clothes and talk in funny voices . . . And so I’m an actor."

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To read what Natalie had to say about why the recession might be pushing people to pursue their passions just

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  • On the recession: "I think it’s kind of an exciting time. I mean, everyone is cutting back. It’s happening in every industry — including our own. But I think that’s going to translate into a situation where people aren’t motivated by money as much as they have been in the recent past. A lot of my friends from college went into fields like banking for financial reasons — obviously people have school loans and things to pay off. And now, all of a sudden, they’re doing jobs that they hate and they’re not making as much money as they thought they would or they’ve lost their jobs entirely. So I’ve started to see people looking more toward their own passions and what really excites them. Obviously it’s much easier to say that you’re going to follow your passions when you’re financially secure, but at least we can take solace in the fact that we now have the time to pursue the things that we really want to pursue because now the option of doing things just for the money isn’t necessarily there."
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kaks11 kaks11 6 years
Absolutely adorable
kaks11 kaks11 6 years
Absolutely adorable
Ana-V452519 Ana-V452519 6 years
She's talented and gorgeous, one of the best of her generation. But the answers, wow! I don't think she's stupid but her answers sounded silly to me.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 6 years
i like her. she cracks me up.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 6 years
i like her. she cracks me up.
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Thanks for the link. What do you think of her apology? It seems sincere but it sort of ruined her for me.
cordata cordata 6 years
Yeah, I remember reading the article in Allure. Here's her apology: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/Natalie+Portman-1761.html
cordata cordata 6 years
Yeah, I remember reading the article in Allure. Here's her apology:http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/Natalie+Portman-1761.html
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Are you serious cordata? Thats so lame of her. Ew Natalie.
cordata cordata 6 years
wow, she's a moron. I remember an interview another interview where she said she knew what it feels like to be black because she's a celebrity, and knows what it's like to "feel special"
sugajen sugajen 6 years
Her comment on the recession may not be pc but its somewhat true. She's saying we are part of history. As far as her photos, I always thought she looked like a less attractive Kira Knightly (not ugly by any means). Whats wrong with listening to stupid music that makes you laugh? I doubt everyone here blares classical in there car?
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
I agree -- I think Natalie's take on the recession is a bit naive. She speaks from a position of never been economically deprived (she's the only child, and her father is a doctor). She doesn't know how bad a recession can be for some people.She doesn't know. And she doesn't know what she doesn't know. :)However, with that said, I still admire her as an actress. Also, she is very lovely. Too bad Chanel couldn't' get her to be their celebrity spokesperson. For Chanel, Natalie would have been a better choice than Lily Allen (yuck).
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
I agree -- I think Natalie's take on the recession is a bit naive. She speaks from a position of never been economically deprived (she's the only child, and her father is a doctor). She doesn't know how bad a recession can be for some people. She doesn't know. And she doesn't know what she doesn't know. :) However, with that said, I still admire her as an actress. Also, she is very lovely. Too bad Chanel couldn't' get her to be their celebrity spokesperson. For Chanel, Natalie would have been a better choice than Lily Allen (yuck).
blondie829 blondie829 6 years
i adore her, but yes, i agree with #26...she is selling herself short.
jaan_black jaan_black 6 years
lol, she's having fun...Natalie's kinda intense so it's cool for her to be silly...she's beautiful
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
she's totally selling herself short - didn't she go to an ivy league college? that's pretty impressive. she's always been one of my favorites and i love her perspective on things
kellylouise kellylouise 6 years
Yes, she delivered the recession part a bit wrong, but I get her point. People exaggerate the whole recession crisis anyway. Or at least it isn't so bad where I come from, it's probably worse in the US. But anyway, I love her. I think it's hilarious she's into the "obscene rap scene" right now.. I do enjoy to laugh at the lyrics as well. But I hope she returns to the indie scene soon, because that's how I love her most.
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