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Natalie Portman Talks Lesbian Sex Scene in Vogue Mag

| by Oh The Scandal

There’s been much gum flapping about Natalie Portman‘s award-baiting performance in psychological thriller Black Swan. But it’s not just her acting chops that’s set tongues wagging – it’s her lesbian sex scene.

Potman, who stars as a tortured ballerina in Darren Aronofsky‘s new flick, shares a steamy sex scene with co-star Mila Kunis in the film.

“Lesbian scenes, sex scenes, they’re all over the place! she tells Vogue. “But because it’s me, people are shocked. I see the value of a good girl persona – it’s so easy to subvert it!”

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Check out some sublime shots of Portman and some interview highlights below:

On her diet:
“I swear, I eat . . . I consume my own weight in hummus every day. I cook a lot, and I even do vegan baking. I like pleasure, I like joy. I’d never get to the point where I would starve or injure myself like Nina does. I’m the opposite—when I’m hungry, I eat, and I always make sure I’m eating something delicious. I’m tough on myself in terms of the standards I want to live up to, but that’s also part of my pleasure: knowing you are being your fullest self. Being your fullest self is a lot of work.”

On college:
“I gained my freshman fifteen or 20 and had superdepressed moments. That Cambridge winter is tough. It was important to know how to go through that and how to get myself out of it. You start learning how to ask your friends or professionals for help, or go to mentors.”

On reading reviews of her work:
“I try not to read reviews or anything about me. It’s totally natural to be interested, but it’s completely damaging. Over the almost 20 years I’ve been working, I’ve been up, I’ve been down, I’ve been in, I’ve been out. Just getting to do the work is the privilege. I always feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. The one thing you have control over is having a great experience by doing your work fully.”

On women as objects:
“There’s a difference between being in a bra and underpants as an object on a men’s magazine cover and playing yourself – a woman with desires and needs who loves and laughs with her friends – in a bra and underpants. You become an object if you simply put it out there. Most movies are made by men, it’s totally natural that they’re going to present their worldview, so we’re trying to find more women who are writers and directors who are expressing their worldview.”

Click on over to Vogue for the rest of the interview.