Natalie Portman covers the December 2018 issue of Vanity Fair magazine photographed by Erik Madigan Heck and styled by Samira Nasr.
On never having friendships in her industry: “I’ve been working for 25 years—I’ve never had friendships in my industry until now,” she tells me. “You’re usually the [only] girl in the movie. It’s made us come together. We’re actively gathering. Just the power of us getting to know other women in our own industry and sharing information that can help us be safer, more productive, more successful.”
On her early career being “safe” relative to so many of her co-stars: “I was able somehow not to have an experience like that, so it’s definitely a weird, privileged place to hold,” she says. “Learning what so many women have been through and were going through right next to me…It was completely shocking to know that they were going through that.”
On the commodification of news: “Does anyone care about anything? It’s just constant, you know? Acts of violence are put in the same breath as a pop star’s breakup! Who cares about anything anymore? Our president literally had an affair with a porn star and no one cares.”
Cover: Christian Dior Dress from the Spring 2019 Collection
Image: Rodarte Dress from the Spring 2019 Collection | Earrings by Harry Winston | Necklace by Bulgari
[Photo Credit: Erik Madigan Heck/Vanity Fair Magazine, vogue.com]