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Natalie Portman opens up about marriage

Published 06/05/2015

Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman says being married is like looking at herself in a mirror, because she sees her disappointments through the eyes of her husband.

The 33-year-old actress wed ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied in August 2012, and the pair are parents to three-year-old son Aleph.

Opening up about her marriage in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Natalie admits she has found out a lot about herself since becoming a wife.

“The disappointments are always in myself, and like, when you’re faced day to day with someone looking at you, it’s like a mirror that you have to yourself, and you can see your own good behaviour and bad behaviour,” Natalie told the publication. “And it’s a beautiful challenge to be the best person in the mirror that you can be. I mean, I don’t beat myself up over it, but I’m not always as generous as I feel like I could be.”

Natalie has enjoyed a stellar career since shooting to fame with 1994 movie Léon: The Professional and starring in Star Wars franchise movies.

But she achieved her biggest career feat when she took home an Oscar for her role in Black Swan back in 2011.

However, Natalie admits although receiving the award was a huge honour, she can’t seem to locate it at the moment.

“I don’t know where it is,” she said. “I think it’s in the safe or something. I don’t know. I haven’t seen it in a while. I mean, [Black Swan director] Darren Aronofsky actually said to me something when we were in that whole thing that resonated so deeply.

“I was reading the story of Abraham to my child and talking about, like, not worshipping false idols. And this is literally like gold men. This is literally worshipping gold idols — if you worship it. That’s why it’s not displayed on the wall. It’s a false idol.”

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