|Natalie Portman with Oscar|
|Portman in Black Swan|
Academy Award 2011 winning Black Swan star Natalie Portman plays the big budget Marvel studio adaptation of "Thor". She says that the story depicts the way women's roles have changed since 1960s. Natalie plays the role of Jane Foster, a scientist, it is hoped that she could become a superhero by this role and film. The filmmakers made some changes to her character for the sake of studio adaptation. “Jane in the comic books is a nurse, and now she's an astrophysics doctoral candidate,” Portman said. “Things have been
updated. Women can be scientists in different ways now.” “Thor” stars Chris Hemsworth as the ostensible character of the thunder god of myth who has been exiled to Earth by his father, Odin. On Earth, he meets up with Foster. “She has some family things that echo Thor's familial situation, so that there's that sort of a bond between them,” Portman said. “Obviously, they have a common quest because he's trying to get back home, and her whole interest of study is these connections between dimensions.”
|Natalie Portman in Black Swan|
The film was directed by Kenneth Branagh and both he and Portman wanted to make Foster's character believable as scientist. “Ken and I talked a lot before we started about how to make Jane like a realistic scientist on screen, not just make her someone like the Denise Richards in Bond with the glasses and so she's a scientist,” Portman said. “But we talked about how real scientists are kind of like artists. They're able to imagine things that aren't there.”
Natalie is in New York now, so squeamish deli customers on the East Coast better keep an eye out for this unabashed pickle and ketchup addict.
On the other hand her father, renowned fertility specialist and medical director of the In Vitro Fertilization Program at the Center for Human Reproduction, which sort of makes him famous in his own right, Dr. Avner Hershlag is publishing his own book "Misconception".
It's a fertility thriller and in it it is believed that lots of information of Natalie Portman's pregnancy will be revealed.
A clip from Black Swan