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Natalie Portman Says Her Oscar Is a ‘False Idol’; Doesn’t Display It

Actress, producer and now director Natalie Portman is the subject of a fascinating new profile in The Hollywood Reporter, and along with discussing the Israeli elections, her new projects and her career, she also had some interesting thoughts about her Oscar award. When asked about where she displays the trophy she won for her performance in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, she said she didn’t even know where it was.

I haven’t seen it in a while. I mean, Darren 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.

The entire interview is worth a read, and is an interesting look at Portman’s passion for unique new projects: Her upcoming directorial debut is an adaptation of the book A Tale of Love and Darkness, and the dialogue is entirely in Hebrew …

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