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Natalie Portman Talks Sex and Nudity in V Magazine

Natalie Portman rocks a pompadour for a stylized shoot in the Winter's V Magazine, which hits newsstands today. She made her directorial debut this year with New York, I Love You, but in this issue Natalie chats about Brothers, her first on-screen sex scene, and how she hopes to maintain her youthful appearance without going under the knife. Here's more:

  • On why she waited to do a sex scene: "I was figuring out my own sexual identity, likes and dislikes and all that stuff, and it's weird to be doing stuff on film as you're figuring it out. Also being a sexual object when you're a kid is really uncomfortable. After The Professional, I was already getting creepy letters. It's annoying because online bullsh*t interferes with what I want to do artistically. I'm not opposed to sexuality or nudity in a film, but I'm very opposed to pornography sites and you're pretty much giving them material if you do any of that. It's always a big dilemma for me."
  • On keeping her personal life personal: "The formative time of my public image happened before there was Facebook, Twitter, all of those gossip sites. I had my own drunken nights and dating a million people, but there wasn't that attention then."
  • On maintaining beauty: "You see people who were stars five years ago and already they're waning. As actresses approach 40, it starts becoming really, really difficult."
  • On being successful: "To be successful you need the desire to be successful. Ambition can be a dirty word, but it's pretty much more important than anything."
Comments
any
any
she's such a beautiful girl... great pics!
sugajen
sugajen
I love an intelligent actress!
redchick152
redchick152
haha, its funny what she had to say about her own drunken nights. she's soo right too!
californiagirlx7
Love her, she seems to have a great head on her shoulders.
biarose
biarose
Um.. if you actually read what she said properly you would understand she didn't call meat eaters rapists at all.
babaloo
babaloo
Wholly unoriginal. Looks like every other Grace Jones photoset and style. Ugly hair. Not a fan.
sidra5397
sidra5397
Her quotes on doing/not doing sex scenes are pretty interesting. It makes sense that she would feel hesitant when there ARE so many sites that turn art into porn.
jaan_black
jaan_black
beautiful girl
cupcakers
cupcakers
amazing pictures, and I love anything she has to say!
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