Elle n’aime pas LE FRENCH!
Natalie Portman has been stepping up the promos on her feature-length directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness, doing a full promotional tour in New York and giving interviews to anyone who wants to speak to her. The film is pretty small and the reviews are okay/mediocre but whatev, not a total loss because Portman chatted with the Guardian last week about how she’s moved back to America after living in Paris, how she’s still a vegan and she hates French people. LOVE IT.
Moving back to LA after living in Paris: “People in LA are just wild. French people are very judgmental, or in Paris at least, about how you are and how you look. You would never wear workout clothes on the street or sandals or shorts or wild colours. It was fun to get back to where everyone’s just being free.”
Vegan food in Paris: “Actually, Paris has improved a lot for vegans in the past few years. It was a lucky moment to be there as a vegan.”
Whether she reads the reviews: “No. I avoid it. It’s inhibiting to hear bad things about yourself. It makes you afraid, and you can’t be afraid when you work.
Watching herself onscreen: “I usually see a movie once when it comes out at the premiere and then never see it again. Usually I cringe through the premiere and hate everything I do. The less I’m in a movie, the more I like it.”
No yoga pants? Ugh, I hate Paris.