'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.
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.
Portman group will bring NWSL to Los Angeles in 2022
Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. Portman and Nortman are joined by gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, the cornsortium's president in the majority-female group. Then she and Nortman met Becca Roux, the executive director of the U.S. Women's National Team Players Association. The women also reached out to a local supporters group that has been campaigning to bring a team to Los Angeles. The group is partnering with the LA84 Foundation, a nonprofit formed after the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics that promotes youth sports.
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
Hanks, Fonda and more stars amuse at Oscars rehearsals
(AP Photo/John Locher)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for a few dozen people who are in stitches watching the two comedians. Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell are just a few of the stars who circulated in and out of the Dolby Theatre to rehearse Saturday, including Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda and Mahershala Ali. But the stars weren’t always confined to the stage, especially if they arrived a little early. Makeup artists Antonio Rael has been standing in for big stars for 34 years. Rael was talking about the stand-ins but that doesn’t mean some of the stars aren’t anxious as well.
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!
Taika Waititi Teases How the Next 'Thor' Movie Will Differ From 'Ragnorak'
With Thor: Ragnorak, Marvel Studios reset the tone of the God of Thunder's franchise, offering a hilarious interplanetary outing. But, according to director Taika Waititi, who's helming the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder as well, the cast and crew are just getting started. As fans know, Waititi didn't only direct Ragnorak, he also had a supporting role as Korg, the dry-witted new friend of Thor's, who's entirely made of rocks. Jojo Rabbit arrives in theaters on Friday while Thor: Love and Thunder drops on Nov. 5, 2021. RELATED CONTENT: Natalie Portman Says She's Excited to Wield the Hammer in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartUpcoming Marvel Movies: The Full List From 'The Eternals' to 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and MoreNatalie Portman Talks Returning to Marvel for 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)Taika Waititi on 'Thor 4' and Bringing Back Natalie Portman (Exclusive)
Natalie Portman Shares How She Became Friends With Britney Spears
Natalie Portman is opening up about an unexpected friendship! The 38-year-old actress recently stopped by A Little Late With Lilly Singh and, when the host showed a 2002 pic of Portman with Britney Spears, the Oscar winner explained how the duo met. "And we had a party together," Portman added of the 2002 New Year's Eve bash she and Spears co-hosted. Its actually really important to talk," Portman adds of the importance of the movement. RELATED CONTENT: Natalie Portman Says She's Excited to Wield the Hammer in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartNatalie Portman Talks Returning to Marvel for 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)Natalie Portman Returns as Thor in New Film: Kevin Feige Says 'She Was in Right Away' (Exclusive)Moby Apologizes to Natalie Portman After Backlash Over 'Inconsiderate' Memoir Claims
Natalie Portman Talks Returning to Marvel for 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)
Natalie Portman says she can't wait to take on the powers of the God of Thunder in Marvel's upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. Regarding her temporary departure from the series, Portman said, "Obviously, I wasn't written into [Thor: Ragnarok] because of where it took place. It was the first Thor film to be helmed by director Taika Waititi, who has also been tasked with overseeing the upcoming Love and Thunder. Thor: Love and Thunder is slated for release in November 2021. RELATED CONTENT:Taika Waititi on 'Thor 4' and Bringing Back Natalie Portman (Exclusive)Kat Dennings Had the Perfect Reaction to 'Genius' Casting of Natalie Portman as Thor (Exclusive)Cate Blanchett Reacts to Natalie Portman Playing Thor in 'Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)Natalie Portman Returns as Thor in New Film: Kevin Feige Says 'She Was in Right Away' (Exclusive)
New Movie Asks Whether Astronauts Lose Touch With Reality After Going Into Space
Do astronauts lose touch with reality after going into space? "Lucy in the Sky" follows a female astronaut as she struggles to adjust back to life on Earth. Though Nowak's arrest caused a sensation, former astronaut Marsha Ivins attacked the new movie, saying, "The field of space psychology is well-developed. The movie is attracting attention amid what are perhaps the first allegations of a crime committed in space. 5,000 Rockets Launched to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission to SpaceThe First Christmas in Space: How Astronauts Aboard Apollo 8 Celebrated Among the Stars
Taika Waititi on 'Thor 4' and Bringing Back Natalie Portman (Exclusive)
"[She's] a Thor," the 44-year-old New Zealander clarified following the film's presentation when asked about the Oscar-winning actress taking over the role. "There's still the other Thor, the original Thor [played by Chris Hemsworth]." She'll be reprising her character from Thor and Thor: Dark World, Jane Foster, who will become the newest hammer-wielding superhero in the film. While on hand on Friday, Waititi also discussed the role he'll be playing in Disney+'s upcoming Star Wars marquee series, The Mandalorian. RELATED CONTENT:Kat Dennings Had the Perfect Reaction to 'Genius' Casting of Natalie Portman as Thor (Exclusive)Cate Blanchett Reacts to Natalie Portman Playing Thor in 'Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)Natalie Portman Returns as Thor in New Film: Kevin Feige Says 'She Was in Right Away' (Exclusive)
Kat Dennings Had the Perfect Reaction to 'Genius' Casting of Natalie Portman as Thor
The WandaVision star spoke with ET at Disney's D23 Expo on Friday, where she was gleeful about Natalie Portman's upcoming turn as the first-ever female Thor. "I think it's genius and I'm very excited," Dennings added. Dennings and Portman starred together in two Marvel Cinematic Universe films, 2011's Thor and 2013's Thor: The Dark World. The comic run Dennings is referring to was called The Mighty Thor, which director Taika Waititi has revealed is, indeed, the inspiration for the upcoming 2021 superhero flick, Thor: Love and Thunder. For even more on Portman's Thor, watch the video below.
Cate Blanchett Reacts to Natalie Portman Playing Thor in 'Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)
Natalie Portman's last in-person appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was 2013's Thor: The Dark World, which means she missed out on the fun when Cate Blanchett's Goddess of Death swept through Asgard in the threequel, Thor: Ragnarok. But now, Portman is returning to the franchise for Thor: Love and Thunder, which writer-director Taika Waititi revealed will be inspired by The Mighty Thor, a comic run that saw Jane Foster wielding the hammer as the first-ever female Thor. "I'm so, so excited," Blanchett told ET while promoting her new film, Where'd You Go, Bernadette. But I really, really loved Captain Marvel. Blachett's Hela met her demise at the end of Surtur's fiery sword in Ragnarok, but should Waititi think up a way to resurrect her for Love and Thunder, Blanchett is more than willing to suit back up.
Chris Hemsworth Flaunts His Chiseled Abs With Brother Liam in Australia: Pics!
Chris Hemsworth, 35, and Liam Hemsworth, 29, were spotted out and about in Australia on Monday, stripping out of their wetsuits as they returned from a surf session in Byron Bay. Not only did the sexy siblings appear shirtless, showing off their chiseled abs and impeccable biceps, but the two were also photographed smiling and laughing as the paparazzi snapped their pics. Fans who saw Avengers: Endgame know that Chris went to great lengths to transform himself into "Fat Thor," after the script called for his character to become overweight and despondent in the years following Thanos' defeat. Chris wore a fat suit during those specific scenes to give his figure the appearance of a growing beer belly which, unsurprisingly, received mixed reviews. For a fun segment on Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last month, Chris shared a never-before-seen video of himself in costume on the Endgame set.
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.
Natalie Portman Returns as Thor in New Film: Kevin Feige Says 'She Was in Right Away'
During the Marvel panel at Comic-Con on Saturday, it was revealed that Natalie Portman will be be returning to the Marvel franchise as Jane Foster. ETs Ashley Crossan spoke with Marvel super-producer Kevin Feige afterward, when he explained how the concept for the upcoming film came together. Feige added that "when Taiki had this idea and pitched it to her, she was in right away." The upcoming film will also feature franchise regular Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, who will officially be the first LGBTQ superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Get loads more news from the Marvel panel right here.