Now Reading
How Faith Changed the Career of Natalie Portman

How Faith Changed the Career of Natalie Portman

With the premiere of her directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness, Natalie Portman tells the story of the State of Israel, which illuminates a topic deeply important to Portman: her Jewish faith.
Her faith is even challenging Portman’s idea of what it means to be successful in Hollywood. For example, she recently told The Hollywood Reporter why she doesn’t display the Oscar she won for Black Swan. “I was reading the story of Abraham to my child and talking about, like, not worshipping false idols. And [Oscar trophies are] literally, like, gold men. This is lit­er­ally worshipping gold idols—if you worship it. … It’s a false idol.”

View Comments (3)

Leave a Reply

© 2023 RELEVANT Media Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Scroll To Top

You’re reading our ad-supported experience

For our premium ad-free experience, including exclusive podcasts, issues and more, subscribe to

Plans start as low as $2.50/mo