Natalie Portman quotes
Quotes by and about Natalie Portman
(Continued from her main entry on the site.)
Portman: "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."
[Asked to characterize her image:]
Portman: "The Good Girl, [the] Smart Girl, [the] Studious Girl ... the Conservative Girl. ... I would say overall it's probably true."
Portman: "I've never been rebellious."
Portman: "I didn't really go to high school parties. ... I didn't get flat-out drunk until I went to college. But I think that's a good thing in many ways."
Portman: "To this day, ['Dirty Dancing'] is the movie that I've seen most in my life. ... There are other movies I love, but no other movie that I have watched over and over."
Greta Gerwig: "Natalie's got an inherent practicality and a real sense of groundedness."
Luc Besson: "[At age 12] she was already responsible."
Marie Claire Magazine: "There's something all-business about her."
Marie Claire Magazine: "[She has a] remarkable steadiness."
Marie Claire Magazine: "She's the first to acknowledge that those who label her as Hollywood's reigning goody-goody are not without some ammunition. Asked to name her vices, she pauses for a long while. 'I bite my cuticles,' she offers, apologetically. 'Oh, and I can go into a Food Network hole.'"