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Natalie Portman talks Dior campaign

Natalie Portman has compared her Miss Dior campaigns and their directors.

The actress is the face of the brand's feminine perfume and appears in a romantic ad for the Cherie fragrance, which is directed by Anton Corbijn.

Previously the campaign was helmed by Sofia Coppola and Natalie revealed how the two directors differ in style.

"Sofia brings chic to a project like that," she gushed to the German edition of Glamour magazine. "She just creates this incredible aesthetic. Anton is very different; he's nimble and playful and physically enacts every scene. You can really tell that music is the essence of his being. Both are truly wonderful directors in their own ways."

Natalie's character in the latest ad is a runaway bride, who she says gets cold feet and fears losing her identity. While she doesn't see jilting someone at the altar as an act of feminism, the 33-year-old does like the message behind the clip.

"Going your own way and not pandering to the expectations of your father or your future husband is something I find wonderful!" she gushed.

While Natalie is used to being in front of the camera, she's now also moved behind it and is directing drama A Tale of Love and Darkness.

She didn't directly score tips from her Miss Dior directors, but did get inspired on set.

"I often end up panicking, while Sofia remains extremely calm," Natalie explained.

"Whenever I found myself close to a breakdown I thought, 'Let's telepathically connect with Ms Coppola.'"

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