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Say What? Natalie Portman on RomComs


"It wasn't that I didn't want to do comedy. It's just that I would only get offered girlfriend parts in guy comedies, which aren't exciting to me, or those offensive roles in romantic comedies where the woman has to have a job in fashion so that she can have nice clothes, and her goal is always marriage."

— Natalie Portman sums up why some one-dimensional romantic comedies are not fun for an actress, or the audience for that matter.


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starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Love romantic comedies but I also loathe the fact that women's only goal is marriage. Well said, Natalie
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I like romantic comedies, but I see where she is coming from as an actress.
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
props to her for speaking her mind
zeze zeze 7 years
Sometimes she's too much. I like her, but I get the feeling she feels like she is so much better, smarter than everyone and has to actively act humble not to show her superiority.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
Too true.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
There's nothing wrong with it, she used it as an example because it's a Hollywood cliche.
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 7 years
What's wrong with having a job in fashion? Not liking that she used that as an example.
ckeller825 ckeller825 7 years
this is why I love this girl.
Hello890 Hello890 7 years
HaHa! Awesome. I used to think she was kind of pretentious (for all I know, she probably is), but this is refreshing to hear! Wish more females had that mindset.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Amen to that! Romantic comedies are everything that is wrong with this society.
marycherry marycherry 7 years
Well said, Natalie!
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