Natalie Portman Dishes On Pregnancy, Superstition & ‘Thor’
First Published: April 6, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- As the due date of her first child creeps closer, actress Natalie Portman is still feeling good — with the exception of a few minor aches and pains.
“My back is not feeling great right now, sitting for so long,” she told Access Hollywood at the “Your Highness” junket in New York City on Wednesday. “But everything’s really great otherwise.”
Sometime this summer, the glowing first-time mom is expecting the arrival of her child with fiancé Benjamin Millepied — her “Black Swan” co-star and choreographer – and she told Access she’s in no rush to get things ready for her impending bundle of joy
“I think it’s a Jewish thing to be kind of superstitious,” she told Access. “You don’t do any of the baby stuff before the baby arrives.”
In addition to taking on the role of warrior princess Isabel in “Your Highness,” alongside Danny McBride and James Franco, Natalie also recently wrapped filming on the highly anticipated Marvel Comics Norse god film, “Thor.”
The comic book movie lands in theaters on May 6, and the glowing mommy-to-be gave her newcomer co-star, Chris Hemsworth, rave reviews.
“Chris is so, so talented. It’s really sort a birth-of-a-star moment,” Natalie raved, of the up-and-coming Aussie actor. “You watch [‘Thor’] and you’re like, ‘Wow, this guy is a superhero.’
“[‘Thor’] is just really this epic family drama with a lot of fun in it too,” Natalie added. “Ken Branagh directed it, and he really keeps this classic dramatic structure while at the same time, having the fun sort of comic book elements preserved.”
“Your Highness,” which also stars Michael Clarke Duncan and Zooey Deschanel, hits theaters on Friday.
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