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You’ve Been Portmaned

Do you have a crush on Natalie Portman?  Not yet?  Perhaps this will cement it for you…

When FOX News (you know that fair and balanced news site) asked Natalie Portman about her pregnancy (oh, wait, yeah, catch-up, Portman is pregnant), she said,

“I’m so excited. My dad is a fertility doctor, so I know this is a very lucky experience, and not something I can take for granted,” Portman told FOX411’s Pop Tarts while promoting her upcoming romantic comedy “No Strings Attached.” “I feel so, so lucky. I am trying to take it all in and enjoy everything. It makes me feel calmer about everything to be in such a lucky place in my personal life.”

I know — a celebrity that points out how it could be otherwise?  How she knows what is out there and is thankful that she dodged that bullet?

But beyond that, when they asked her a dumb-assy question about how life will change, she points out that she couldn’t possibly know that yet.

“I have no idea (if motherhood will influence the roles I choose.) I just have no idea what it is going to be like,” she said. “I’ll figure out the right choices when it happens.”

Boo-yeah, Fox News.  You’ve been Portmaned.

Let’s let that girl drink and fight and fuck all night.  Congratulations, Natalie.


1 Megan { 01.16.11 at 9:03 am }


2 Erin { 01.16.11 at 9:13 am }

I love her.

3 Manymanymoons { 01.16.11 at 9:17 am }

Love this!!

4 N { 01.16.11 at 9:32 am }

I just love her even more now.

5 Rochelle { 01.16.11 at 9:43 am }

It’s so great to hear someone acknowledge that pregnancy isn’t always as easy as sperm plus vagina = baby.

6 Kathleen { 01.16.11 at 9:54 am }

yeah Natalie!!!!! i’ve always had a girl-crush on her and now it’s even bigger! she ROCKS!

7 Tara { 01.16.11 at 10:06 am }

I have loved her for so long & now love her even more!!!

8 LJ { 01.16.11 at 10:09 am }


9 It is what it is { 01.16.11 at 10:24 am }

So composed and wise beyond her years.

10 cgd { 01.16.11 at 10:58 am }

amazing. thanks for posting this. love her.
Now if only we can knock some sense into the rest of those celebs (twins at 40 and no ivf, yeah right!!!!!)

11 Sara Wilson { 01.16.11 at 11:24 am }

Wicked awesome! I had a pregnant friend say to me the other day “When you get pregnant someday, you are going to be the woman that is like Oh, I don’t feel good but be excited about it. Me, on the other hand am hating every minute of not feeling well.” I think it is very wise of pregnant women to be insightful on what it could be like just because they know an infertile friend or in Natalie’s case have a dad that is involved due to his career. Go Natalie! 🙂

12 Esperanza { 01.16.11 at 11:32 am }

I already did have a crush on Natalie Portman. Now I guess I have an… obsession! Thanks for sharing!

13 HereWeGoAJen { 01.16.11 at 11:42 am }

That is awesome. I already liked her, but now I think she is even better.

14 loribeth { 01.16.11 at 11:48 am }

I always thought she was a fabulous actress, & I loved that she balanced her career with school, too. My respect for her just grew some more. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Mel.

15 Circus Princess { 01.16.11 at 11:56 am }

I loved her before, now I completely ADORE her!!

16 Rebecca { 01.16.11 at 11:57 am }

I do like this bit.

I didn’t like the bit where she talked about how she “couldn’t wait to get fat!” because obviously pregnancy is the only time a woman can legitimately be fat.

17 StacieT { 01.16.11 at 1:44 pm }

Ha! Love it! She really does seem to be bright and reflective in the way she responds to the world. Bravo to her!

18 T Lee { 01.16.11 at 1:46 pm }

Omg, I like her so much more now (like, as a human, that is. Always thought she was a great actress…)!

19 Briar { 01.16.11 at 2:41 pm }

That clip is my favorite thing to come out of SNL ever. I watch it frequently. I adore here. She completes me.

20 a { 01.16.11 at 4:05 pm }


21 Toni { 01.16.11 at 4:19 pm }

I didn’t think I could fall in love with her anymore. When I grow up I want to be Natalie Portman. Actually I’d settle for just pregnant but I wouldn’t mind some killer rap skills either.

22 Ellen K. { 01.16.11 at 5:03 pm }

Damn it! I was prepared to be pissed off and snarky during her pregnancy, and now I can’t. Top of the class, Natalie. Again.

23 Bionic Baby Mama { 01.16.11 at 5:39 pm }

That is a great line, and I’m glad she said it. As for love…I loved her for a long time, but I’m afraid it’s pretty hard for me to excuse her support for Roman Polanski.

24 Katie { 01.16.11 at 5:44 pm }

I knew I always loved her for a reason.

25 Foxy { 01.16.11 at 6:29 pm }

Very Cool. Very very cool. Thanks so much for sharing this Mel.

Can we send Natalie a big “You’re Awesome” note on behalf of the entire Stirrup Queen blogroll?

26 Chickenpig { 01.16.11 at 6:30 pm }

I’m amazed that she could pull off that rap with a strait face. Hilarious! She is a damn fine actress and a very intelligent and insightful young woman.

27 Christina { 01.16.11 at 7:09 pm }

HAHA!!! She’s kinda great, love her and loved her in Black Swan! Totally fucked up and twisted movie, yet amazing all at the same time!

28 jessica { 01.16.11 at 8:33 pm }

thank you!! that was so funny!

29 AL { 01.16.11 at 8:40 pm }

Love the quote, love her.

30 Barb { 01.16.11 at 10:40 pm }


31 Roccie { 01.16.11 at 11:03 pm }


32 Hope { 01.16.11 at 11:24 pm }

What Ellen K. said. I was done with loving Natalie Portman when I found out she was KU, but now I feel a bit better. Thanks for posting this!

33 Orodemniades { 01.17.11 at 12:01 am }

I loved her in Leon/The Professional, but I fell for her for life when I first saw that SNL short.

34 Manapan { 01.17.11 at 2:52 am }

I’ve always been willing to switch teams for Natalie Portman, but this just makes it better!

35 Mina { 01.17.11 at 5:22 am }

Fantastic! She’s one very cool lady!
Thanks for sharing this.

36 edenland { 01.17.11 at 6:18 am }

Fucking. Awesome.

37 serenity { 01.17.11 at 8:27 am }

I didn’t know this. It totally takes away the rage of “yeah, must be NICE, Natalie” and cements my crush on her. Thanks for sharing this, Mel.


38 Kir { 01.17.11 at 1:16 pm }

she’s awesome…and this just proves it. You go Natalie..and thanks for sharing Mel 🙂

39 wifey { 01.17.11 at 1:29 pm }

She’s the man.

40 Kristin { 01.17.11 at 6:24 pm }

Natalie Portman ROCKS my world!

41 Battynurse { 01.18.11 at 1:38 am }

Yay Natalie!! I always knew I liked her.

42 Geochick { 01.18.11 at 10:10 am }

Yeah, she’s my new celebrity crush. 🙂

43 Natalie { 01.18.11 at 2:30 pm }

She has always been so down to earth. I love that, did you see her when she was on sesame street and played dress up with Elmo, but wanted to be an elephant rather than the princess? It was really fun. I think she’ll make a great mom.

44 Desiree { 01.18.11 at 5:04 pm }

I’ve always loved Natalie Portman but this clip has sealed the deal for me – fantastic and amazing! Love it so much!

45 Jen { 01.18.11 at 11:40 pm }

So sweet to see her so happy. But Mel, don’t hate on FoxNews!

46 Grace { 01.20.11 at 3:46 am }

I needed this so badly! Thanks for sharing it. I would have missed it otherwise.

47 magpie { 01.28.11 at 4:12 pm }

This made me smile.

48 areyoudoingitright { 01.30.11 at 6:53 pm }

She is so eloquent!! I’ve been annoyed at all the celebrity pregnancies lately, but it’s nice to hear that she is appreciative and feels so blessed.

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