Natalie Portman Biography
Although the movie was a huge hit, it caused her family some problems due to her Lolita-esque role. She then landed supporting roles in Heat (1995), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Beautiful Girls (1996), and Mars Attacks! (1996). Afterwards, she concentrated on high school in Syosset, where she was a straight-A student. She acted only during the summer.
On the concept of the afterlife, she comments “I don’t believe in that. I believe this is it, and I believe it’s the best way to live.”She has said that she feels more Jewish in the Holy Land and that she would like to raise her children in the Jewish religion: “A priority for me is definitely that I’d like to raise my kids Jewish, but the ultimate thing is to have someone who is a good person and who is a partner… I get much more Jewish in Israel”. Portman supports Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for President in the 2008 U.S elections but says that she “likes Obama as well”. Portman, who had read W. E. B. Du Bois, was interviewed for the August 2004 issue of Allure magazine where she was quoted as saying, “Oh my God! I’m not black, but I know what it feels like!” She then wrote a letter to their editor, in which she wrote: “The ‘it’ I was referring to when I said, ‘I know what it feels like,’ was not intended to signify that I know ‘how black people feel,’ but rather that I know what Du Bois’ concept of double-consciousness feels like, in variation. Had my quote included what I actually said preceding that statement, perhaps my meaning would have been clearer.