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October 17, 2013 1:07 pm

Actress Natalie Portman Tired of Being Typecast as ‘Soulful Jewess’

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Jerusalem-born American actress Natalie Portman is tired of being typecast as “The Soulful Jewess” she revealed, in a an interview with Marie Claire Magazine.

“Like, every Jewish role comes to me,” she tells her interviewer.

“Even now, when everyone from Mila Kunis to Scarlett Johansson is of the faith?” she is asked.

“I look more Jewish than Scarlett,” Portman deadpans.

Portman, who won an Oscar for her role in Jewish director Darren Aronofsky‘s ‘Black Swan’, is described by the magazine as “the only Hollywood A-lister who speaks authoritatively about Israeli literature and microfinance while simultaneously using ‘like’ as a verbal comma.”

Lest she be criticized for her comments, the actress, doesn’t flee from her roots, as she’s preparing to direct her first feature film, ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’  based on the novel by Israeli writer Amos Oz.

Portman plans to cast mainly Israeli actors, herself included, and film it in the city of her birth.

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  • Sandy Brown

    She is married to Daniel Craig who plays James Bond. She has nothing to worry about. She is rich and beautiful. And he is good looking. I should think they do not have a lot to worry about.

    • verbatim

      That’s Rachel Weisz who is married to Daniel Craig.

      Portman is married to yet a different non-Jew: Benjamin Millepied.

  • Stars and Bars Forever

    If she’s really looking for a change of venue, may she should try be cast as a member of the Ku Klux Klan or a Skinhead or something. She already went bald in V for Vendetta, it wouldn’t be too hard to imagine her in a remake of Romper Stomper.

  • gavin

    natasha, you know i like love you. as ever, gavin

  • Bob

    Anyone who likes Amos Oz’ work should not be a “Jewess”.

    She should be an “Israeli”.

    Very, very sad.

    • Jack

      She is an Israeli that happens to be Jewish. Some happen to be Christian and some happen to be Muslim. Nothing sad about it.