Natalie Portman Doesn’t Like French People

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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.”

She enjoyed her sober Oscar campaign for ‘Black Swan’: “Being sober the whole time is a trip! I’ll tell you that. I felt unusual being that way relative to the room.”

(Via The Guardian)

No yoga pants? Ugh, I hate Paris.


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August 28th, 2016 at 6:27 am

after having lived two years to France this woodcock did not always understand anything with uses and French habits it is well damage that proves its lack of open-minded it is a small idote uncultivated.

August 31st, 2016 at 1:26 pm

I understand the difficulty of being a foreigner in a country after living in Australia for 5 years. The truth is people are the same where ever you go. They’re not better or worse depending on the country they’re from. I also found the Australian people very judgemental. I also found them shallow and narrow minded. But then when i came back to France I looked at my people from a different angle and I realised that they were actually exactly the same.

August 31st, 2016 at 1:35 pm

There are good and bad people everywhere on this planet and saying that she hates French people (in particular) is pretty extreme. She might as well say that she hates the whole world including her own people. We are all human beings, we are all wired exactly the same way. Nationality doesn’t change that.

December 11th, 2016 at 7:18 am

” You would never wear workout clothes on the street or sandals or shorts or wild colors ” ?
I wonder what kind of Paris has she visited. I’m sorry but to think like that she really must have never left her comfort zone. Natalie Portman is a celebrity, she’s “Miss Dior” so I guess she must be used to the upper class which I’m sure is like she described. But this is not Paris. Parisians are a diverse people and You can see yoga pants EVERYWHERE don’t worry 😂. I just need to look through my window to see what she doesn’t find in Paris, so I don’t think she really made an effort to discover Paris. Too bad for her I guess.

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