Posts Tagged Natalie Portman
–PETA has launched a limited-edition sheet of U.S. postage PhotoStampsTM featuring famous vegetarians throughout history.
Stella McCartney: “[Vegetarianism is] a philosophy of how you conduct your life and time on the planet. … One of the things I was taught growing up was, ‘Do unto others as you would have done to yourself.’”
Sarah Silverman: “When I was 9 or 10 years old, my dad took me over to a neighboring farm to help get stuff for the meal. The farmer, Vic, told me to look at all the turkeys and pick one out. I saw a cute one with a silly walk and cried, ‘Him!’ Before my pointing finger had even dropped to my side, Vic had grabbed the turkey by the neck and slit [the animal's] throat. Blood and feathers went flying. I had sentenced that turkey to death! Up until then, I didn’t know where meat came from—and I’ve been a vegetarian ever since.”
Bob Barker: “The answer to enjoying life is nutrition. I recommend that you become a vegetarian and exercise if you want to enjoy the golden years. … I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better.”
Edie Falco: “Once you’ve seen [the undercover factory-farming footage], you can’t pretend you didn’t. It’s over. The stamp is in my brain, and the idea that we commit such atrocities against animals—it will be our fatal flaw as humans, I think, to not bring the situation to light and stop it.”
Natalie Portman: “Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day. That is why all religions have rules about eating. Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings. That is why I eat the way I do.”
Sir Paul McCartney: “If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.”
Morrissey: “I think animals look to humans for protection, and of course humans lead them into slaughterhouses, which to me is just like an image of leading children into a slaughterhouse. There’s no difference.” Morrissey’s stringent views on vegetarianism inspired his album with The Smiths’ titled Meat is Murder.
the Jewish thing
She gets offered a lot of Jewish roles even though Scarlett Johansson’s also Jewish: “every Jewish role comes to me. I look more Jewish than Scarlett [Johansson].”
“I don’t like confrontation, but I’m probably less afraid of it now. I wouldn’t say I’m confrontational. But I say my opinion. I realize how much my non-confrontation was about trying to have everyone like me.”
Natalie stars in the upcoming Thor sequel
She has great parents.
“They made me feel that they would drop anything at any time to help me. I never felt like there was anything more important than me. Which I know can probably create an assh*le, too. It gives you a deep sense of security and safety to feel that your parents will love you no matter what.”
Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry wrote a column in the Guardian about online misogyny. She spoke about the ease in which people feel it’s okay to write messages calling her a slut, threatening to rape her and pick her appearance and intelligence apart due to her gender.
In the piece she states:
“I should note here that I have never said that men – in the public eye or otherwise – do not receive such comments. I can, however, only speak of what I know, which is that the number of offensive messages directed towards me, “the girl singer,” compared to my bandmates is undeniably higher. I should also clarify that this has nothing to do with hating men, as some have suggested. I identify as a feminist but subscribe to the pretty basic definition of a feminist as “someone who seeks equality between the sexes”. I am now, and have always been, in bands with smart, supportive guys, and have many amazing men in my life as family and friends. For that I am incredibly grateful.
“Of my numerous personal failings (perpetual lateness; a tendency towards anxiety; a complete inability to bake anything, ever), naivety is not one. I am often cynical about aspects of the music industry and the media, and was sure from the off that this band would need to avoid doing certain things in order for us to be taken seriously as musicians – myself in particular. We have thus far been lucky enough to do things our own way and make a pretty decent job of our band without conforming to the “push the girl to the front” blueprint often relied upon by labels and management in a tragic attempt to sell records which has little to do with the music itself.”
super-feminist Natalie Portman spoke about feminism with Thor co-star Tom Hiddleston for the November issue of ELLE UK:
“I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or any combination of the two. I want both to be able to do whatever they want sexually without being called names. I want them to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad – human, basically. The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you’re making a “feminist” story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That’s not feminist, that’s macho. A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathise with.”
Casting for The Fault in Our Stars
Shailene Woodley stars as Hazel Grace while Ansel Elgort plays Augustus Waters. Laura Dern will play Hazel Grace’s mom.
The Fault in Our Stars focuses on two cancer patients, Hazel and Augustus, who fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group.
Filming begins next month in Pittsburgh and is slated for a 2015 theatrical release.
The film will be scored by Bright Eyes members Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott.
Gone Girl Casting
This book was a tough one with very unsympathetic, unlikeable characters particularly Amy Dunne. She will be played by Rosamund Pike [Jack Reacher]. Ben Affleck will play Nick. David Fincher directs, author Gillian Flynn adapted the screenplay and Reese Witherspoon will produce the adaptation.
A Tale of Love and Darkness– Amos Oz memoir
Natalie Portman received a grant from the Jerusalem Film Fund to write, direct and star in an adaptation of Amos Oz’s memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness. Oz’s memoir takes place in the 1940s and 1950s in war torn Jerusalem.
Alicia Silverstone, vegan
Bryce Dallas Howard, vegan
Carrie Underwood, vegan
Casey Affleck, vegan
Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne)
Chris Walla, guitarist, Death Cab for Cutie
Daryl Hannah, vegan
Tobey Maguire, vegan
Natalie Portman, vegan
Olivia Wilde, vegan
Conor Oberst (Bright eyes)
Jared Leto, vegan
Mayim Bialik, vegan
Fran Drescher, vegan
Erykah Badu, vegan
Ellen DeGeneres, vegan
Fiona Apple, vegan
Kevin Nealon, vegan
Emily Deschanel, vegan
Michelle Pfieffer, vegan
Woody Harrelson, vegan
Michael Imperioli, vegan
Jessica Chastain, vegan
Johnny Marr, guitarist, vegan
Juliana Hatfield, vegan
Kristen Bell, vegan
Lisa Edelstein, vegan
–very dashing. sophisticated.
–a favorite of the night. excellent fit, lovely color. classic style. Claire might be one of the skinniest actresses I’ve ever seen [interviewed her years ago].
–stunning. Olivia is gorgeous and can wear anything. This dress is amazing.
–looks like a plush texture to the jacket. like it. cool guy.
–pretty sure this is the most handsome I’ve ever seen Matt look. I like the longer hair.
–classy, sophisticated. beautiful.
–great hair. attitude. nice silhouette to the dress.
–dark green is such a perfect color for Catherine and the way this dress flows on her. gorgeous.
–another fantastic green gown worn by the svelte Mila.
–Halle glows in this one. I also like that she showed a lot of leg with sophistication.
–fab. just simply great.
–she looks dewy and so lovely in pink. it’s definitely her color.
–the layers on this black and white funky dress really suit Jennifer. her hair is great too.
–a crowd favorite. nice and flowing for maternity.
–hard to say much about most of the guys. I just like Ryan a ton.
–va-va-voom. not many women can pull off this mermaid style.
–Megan’s make-up is alluring and pink makes her pop. Brian doesn’t look too bad either.
–The frills on this are just enough to make it fun and flouncy but not too out of control. wish it were blue or a darker color though.
starring: Winona Ryder, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis
directed by: Darren Aronofsky
–a thriller about the competition to replace the prima ballerina.
The Company Men
starring: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello
–drama about three executives whose firm unceremoniously cuts them loose. Filmed in Boston.
starring: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper
directed by: Julie Taymor
–hoping that the eclectic, all-star cast attracts more people to the works of Shakespeare
starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams
directed by: David O. Russell
–filmed in Lowell, Mass. and based on a true story
starring: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart
–based in Tony-award-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell [Hedwig and the Angry Inch], a couple deals with the loss of their son.
starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning
written and directed by: Sofia Coppola
–a burned out Hollywood start [Dorff] and his 11-year-old daughter at Chateau Marmont.
starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw
–Paltrow plays a country singer-songwriter aiming at a comeback
The Harvard graduate is carrying a Lolita book-bag. Her role in Beautiful Girls, where her character flirted with an older Timothy Hutton, was Lolita-esque.