Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Natalie Portman on being vulgar

AP Photo - Portman on cover of Vogue
Natalie Portman has been creating Oscar-buzz for her performance in the ballet sex-thriller "Black Swan," which made its area debut last month at the Sarasota Film Society's Cine-World Film Festival.

The Harvard-educated actress known for similarly serious roles has created a production company to make comedies — not romantic comedies —for women.

“We’re very into female comedies; there just aren’t enough," Portman told Vogue for its December 21 issue. "We’re trying to go for that guy-movie tone, like Judd Apatow’s movies, or "The Hangover" but with women—who are generally not allowed to be beautiful and funny, and certainly not vulgar.”

Portman is also in favor of casually walking around in her undies like male actors do:

“There’s a difference between being in a bra and underpants as an object on a men’s-magazine cover and playing yourself—a woman with desires and needs who loves and laughs with her friends—in a bra and underpants," she said. "You become an object if you simply put it out there. Most movies are made by men, it’s totally natural that they’re going to present their worldview, so we’re trying to find more women who are writers and directors who are expressing their worldview."

Don't think Portman can be awesomely crude and hilarious? Check out this Saturday Night Live skit from a few years back. Here's the censored version of her wonderfully ribald rap  that aired on NBC in 2006:

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