Natalie Portman: “Because of Star Wars everyone thought I was a horrible actress”

Meanies claimed Nat wasn't a good actress. But at least some people stuck up for her


by Hannah Brimson |
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At least nobody can deny she's BEAUTIFUL
At least nobody can deny she's BEAUTIFUL

She's been in plenty of huuuuuge box office hits, but apparently that doesn't make the haters any happier, as Natalie Portman recently revealed in an exclusive interview with New York magazine that she's received a lot of criticism over her acting skills. Natalie said: "Star Wars had come out around the same time as Seagull and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade and no director wanted to work with me."

Although the Star Wars franchise brought in over $1 billion worldwide, the films still received large amounts of criticism from die-hard fans. In the end, Nat had late director Mike Nichols to thank, as he very kindly wrote a note to Anthony Minghella asking him to cast her in his flick Cold Mountain. Natalie explains: "Mike wrote a letter to Anthony Minghella and said 'Put her in Cold Mountain, I vouch for her.' And then Anthony passed me on to Tim Tykwer, who passed me on to the Wachowskis." And the rest is history.

The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate Nat. But in the words of Taylor Swift, shake it off, shake it off.

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