Natalie Portman has been pretty quiet lately – I suppose she’s busy raising her baby and having a husband and a normal life. However, she’s getting back into the swing of things with Thor: The Dark World, and in a new interview with Marie Claire, she aired some important thoughts about blockbuster films. You see, Natalie is frustrated that people discount massive box office movies, because that’s snobby – and if there’s one thing she hates, it’s snobs.
“I grew up around a lot of snobbism about what was important and what was serious, and I really reject that.”
Huh, well, fair enough. She also doesn’t mind meeting fans – so long as they’re not drunk or high at the time:
“People are really cool, by and large. I try and stay away from drunk people – that’s when they start getting rude and aggressive, like, ‘Why did you suck in that movie?'”
Ha! Years ago, in about 2005, I was working at Whole Foods and Natalie came in with a few friends. At the time I was directing the flow of traffic because it was close to Thanksgiving and PACKED, so we had to segment the lines. When Natalie’s friends tried to move forward, I was like, “Uh, NO. You gotta wait.” Then I noticed Natalie and I totally let them go. WHATEVER, you’d do it too! I don’t even know why I did – it was like a mechanism in my brain switched and I was like, oh, it’s a celebrity. Let her go. Newsflash: she is TINY. Like, child sized.
Anyway, I wouldn’t let anyone – Natalie or otherwise – cut the lines these days. I also wouldn’t work at Whole Foods ever again. We all change.