“Lucy in the Sky” star Natalie Portman covers the April 2019 issue of Vogue Australia magazine photographed by Emma Summerton and styled by Jillian Davison.
On Time’s Up and gender pay gap: “It’s been really an incredible learning process, and a lot of new friendships and support systems have formed, and a network that we had never had. It was really surprising and amazing to me,” she says. “I think I was also surprised by how much I had accepted that was not okay, because of course it was a surprise to realise how many women had been affected by this, by many different perpetrators, and to many different extents, and how with all of it there is a spectrum of things that are not okay that we put up with on a regular basis. I think one thing that was so interesting … [was] I would hear people say: ‘Well, that’s not really harassment, that’s like a bad date, or we’ve all had that.’ Because we’ve all had that doesn’t mean it’s okay, it means it’s ubiquitous … that was really a revelation to me: that it’s not just a bad date or a bad boyfriend, that it is abusive and sexist, and we’ve been living in it, and not only that, but also the [iniquity of] hiring practices and pay.
On her film character choices: “I feel like I’m getting to live out my childhood dreams through my roles: ballerina, singer, astronaut,” she quips: “It’s going to be my criteria now for choosing movies that I’m going to be playing – next I’ll be like a mermaid and a firewoman!”
On working with Dior: “It’s been really incredible getting to work with Dior. I’ve had amazing experiences…And then, of course, I get to wear the clothes. It’s been amazing having Maria Grazia Chiuri there – I feel like a woman knows what another woman wants to wear! And every time I’m in those dresses I feel exactly how I want to feel.”
Cover: Christian Dior Dress from the Spring 2019 Collection
First Image: Victoria Victoria Beckham White Ensemble from the Spring 2019 Collection | Christian Dior Beret | Christian Dior Earring
Second Image: Zac Posen Dress | Christian Dior Earring
[Photo Credit: Emma Summerton/Vogue Australia Magazine, Courtesy of Victoria Victoria Beckham, vogue.com]