Natalie Portman (Alessandra Benedetti – Corbis/Getty Images)
By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
“I loved the experience of making this,” Natalie Portman says of Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, the new film in which she stars as Jackie Kennedy, as we sit down on the Fox lot to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. Portman, the 35-year-old Israeli-born actress who has grown up in the movies since making her film debut at 12 in The Professional, looks and sounds eerily like the former First Lady in the film, which jumps around in time, covering, in no particular order, her first solo exposure to the public on a Feb. 14, 1962 TV special; the Nov. 22, 1963 assassination of her husband; the days of personal and national mourning thereafter; and a closed-door interview she granted a week after her husband’s death. She is in every scene, has received tremendous notices for her work and might well garner a second best actress Oscar six years after her first, for Black Swan. “I had one of the most incredible creative experiences — if not the most incredible creative experience — of my life,” she says.
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