Natalie Portman will be in select theaters on Friday playing the title role in Jackie, director Pablo Larrain’s drama about Jackie Kennedy in the days following her husband’s assassination. In an interview with New York magazine, Portman, 35, complained that contemporary Hollywood films don’t make great female characters a priority. “There are not great female roles that are just flourishing,” Portman said.
Jackie, in theaters Dec. 2, tells the story of an American icon, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. In turn, the Jackie Kennedy we see on screen, played by Natalie Portman, is telling her own story to the American people, trying to establish the legacy that her late husband, John F. Kennedy, would have wanted. “People like to believe in fairy tales,” she says. “I believe that the characters we read about on the page end up being more real than the men who stand beside us.”
Natalie Portman on press tour talks about how learning the late First Lady was a history buff helped her portrayal in biopic riding a wave of buzz out of Venice and Toronto
‘Jane Got A Gun’, the western drama starring and produced by Natalie Portman, has flopped catastrophically at the US box office. Costing $25 million (£17.5 million) to make, the Weinstein-produced movie grossed just $830,000 (£580,000), according to The Hollywood Reporter, below its already fairly measly projections of $1 million (£700,000). It stars Portman as Jane Hammond, a woman forced to defend herself and her family from a vengeful gang, lead by Ewan McGregor’s John Bishop, turning to her former fiance (Joel Edgerton) for help.
Daisy Ridley is not Keira Knightley. (Photo: Getty Images)
While the fashion crowd flocks to New York to flaunt their best fall looks for the start of the Spring 2016 women’s collection, other fabulous types were making a splash all over the world. Elizabeth Olsen, Mary-Kate and Ashley’s little sister arrived to the premiere of Ruth and Alex at the 41st Deauville American Film Festival looking angelic in a white short sleeve gown from Calvin Klein Collection. Natalie Portman embraced her inner goddess in a flesh-tone lace one-shoulder Lanvin gown while attending the premiere of A Tale Of Love And Darkness at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. From Victoria Beckham’s showing off her perfectly toned bod in her own label’s LBD to Irina Shayk’s white Versace power suit, here’s a look at this week’s best dressed.
See, for example, Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly: Grace of Monaco opened last year’s Cannes Film Festival, but it’s premiering on Lifetime later this month. Naomi Watts said she regretted playing Princess Diana after the move bombed at the box office, and when Katie Holmes took on the role of Jackie Kennedy (twice!), Newsweek—in one of the kinder reviews—wrote that she “doesn't really have the gravitas to pull off the role.” On the other hand, playing the women who’ve shaped history must be irresistible. Kennedy in particular has attracted a long line of women from Holmes to Ginnifer Goodwin, Minka Kelly to Jacqueline Bisset, Kennedy’s accent, style, and yes, gravitas, are oft imitated on screen.
Dior has a devoted group of girls that dress in the famed French design house's looks on red carpets all around the world. They're like a haute couture gang with membership being front row seats at Paris Fashion Week and worship at the high heeled feet of Raf Simons. Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Lawrence, and Natalie Portman were inducted years ago, fronting fragrance and fashion campaigns for the iconic brand. Dakota Johnson and Felicity Jones are the group's newest subscribers.
Actress Natalie Portman is back as the face of Miss Dior , Dior’s iconic first fragrance, in a new video campaign directed by Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn. In the newest Miss Dior chapter, Portman asserts herself as a bold, independent woman. With the release of the new campaign, Dior has shared exclusive images with Yahoo Beauty.