'Thor: Love and Thunder' director asked Natalie Portman if she wanted to be in his 'Star Wars' movie, forgetting that she starred in the prequel trilogy
In an interview with Rolling Stone, "Love and Thunder" director Taika Waititi admitted he forgot Portman was previously in "Star Wars."news.yahoo.com
Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.
Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness” and runs through the end of August.
Oatly, vegan food brand backed by Oprah, is planning to IPO this year, sources say
Vegan milk brand Oatly is planning a 2021 initial public offering that could raise $1 billion, sources familiar said. The company, which is backed by Blackstone, Oprah Winfrey and Natalie Portman, has hired Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse to manage the offering, sources said. Oatly's valuation will depend on the status of the economy in the face of the uncertain Covid pandemic, the sources said. The company declined to comment.cnbc.com
Bookish: Natalie Portman to chair National Library Week
NEW YORK – Natalie Portman's latest role is on behalf of the country's libraries. The Oscar-winning actress will serve as honorary chair of National Library Week, the American Library Association announced Monday. National Library Week runs next April 4-10. Portman will help promote the role libraries have played in their communities during the pandemic. “I’m delighted to join ALA and libraries everywhere in celebrating National Library Week,” Portman said in a statement.
Israeli Stars Rise in Hollywood—and it’s not just Gail Gadot and Natalie Portman
Ask anyone which Israeli actors have made it in Hollywood, and odds are they’ll name Gal Gadot or Natalie Portman. He won Israeli Academy Awards for his roles in Late Marriage, Footnote and Foxtrot. Fun fact/awards: Rush won the ACCA and CinEuphoria awards for Best Cast Ensemble as a part of the Ladybird cast. She was nominated for the same award by the Gold Derby Award, OFTA Film Award, and Screen Actor Guild Awards. The post Israeli Stars Rise in Hollywood—and it’s not just Gail Gadot and Natalie Portman appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
Natalie Portman releases children's book of inclusive fables
Natalie Portman participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film "Lucy in the Sky" in New York on Oct. 2, 2019, left, and the cover of "Natalie Portman's Fables," a book of popular children's fables with a friendlier, more gender inclusive twist. (AP Photo, left, Feiwel & Friends via AP)NEW YORK – Natalie Portman is putting her body through the paces to get into fighting shape for her next Marvel movie. Motherhood is what makes her latest project, “Natalie Portman’s Fables,” so close to her heart. “Children’s books have this very special place in our lives because we read them over and over and over again like no other books," the 39-year-old actress said. For her next writing project, Portman is hoping to tackle something in her son's comfort zone, perhaps a graphic novel.
Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards
NEW YORK – Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. Ali was to host the virtual Women’s Sports Foundation awards on Wednesday night, recognizing athletes and leaders working toward social justice and racial equality. “I think all people should take a stand,” Ali told The Associated Press. What are your thoughts on athletes taking a stand on social justice issues? I think my dad would definitely have something positive to say about the athletes that are taking a stand.
Michael Douglas, Zeta-Jones to co-host Jerusalem ceremony
JERUSALEM – Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s Genesis Prize ceremony. The Genesis Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday that the pair would co-host the June 18 event, where former Soviet dissident and Israeli politician Natan Sharansky is to be honored as the 2020 laureate. Douglas, whose mother wasn’t Jewish and who himself is intermarried, directed his award toward projects promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the Jewish world. “Catherine and I look forward to returning to Israel, a country our entire family loves so much,” Douglas said in a statement. The foundation said that during Douglas’ visit, it will hold a special event honoring his father’s cinematic legacy.
Natalie Portman's Oscar outfit honors snubbed female directors
This year's Academy Awards yet again stirred controversy over the lack of diversity in its nomination pool and Natalie Portman made sure nobody forgot. However, on closer inspection, the star had the names of several female directors who were not nominated this year embroidered on her cape. GettyU.S.-Israeli actress Natalie Portman arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 9, 2020. GettyPortman has previously been outspoken about the lack of female representation in the best director category. During Sunday's opening performance, Janelle Mone also took a moment to acknowledge female directors.cbsnews.com
Natalie Portman loved the 'Baby-Sitters Club' books, too
Isaac Brekken/Getty Images(CNN) - Natalie Portman just proved she's an '80s baby. The "Thor" actress basically lost her mind when she received a signed "Baby-Sitters Club" book, with a special note written by the author herself, Ann M. Martin. "I read every single Babysitter's Club book when I was a kid. Once when I was 9, I waited in line for hours at my local bookstore to meet Ann M Martin. As for her inscription, Martin wrote, "For Natalie Portman - BSC 4-ever!
Portman will bring the hammer as a female Thor in 'Love and Thunder'
Natalie Portman is making a comeback to the MCU's "Thor" franchise, but this time she gets her own shot at swinging the hammer. That's right, Lady Thor is here, and she's ready to bring the thunder. Marvel announced Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego that Portman would play a female Thor in the fourth installment of the franchise, titled "Thor: Love and Thunder." Portman previously romanced Hemsworth as astrophysicist Jane Foster in 2011's "Thor" and 2013's "Thor: The Dark World," although she did not appear in 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok." "I've always had hammer envy," Portman joked, according to Variety.