Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress. With an extensive career in film since her teenage years, she has starred in various blockbusters and independent films, for which she has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Golden Globe Awards.
When she started filming Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy in 1997, it was her first big-budget project.
Her final year of high school coincided with the release of the first film in the series, Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
When she was cast, Portman had never heard of the Star Wars saga before watching the original trilogy of films.
It was a close collaboration with George Lucas on her character’s accent and mannerisms, and she drew inspiration from Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn, and Katharine Hepburn’s voice and size.
Actress Natalie Portman had a difficult time developing a film featuring special effects while filming in Algeria’s harsh terrain.
She didn’t go to the premiere since she had finals coming up, and she needed to focus on them instead.
Who Is Natalie Portman Father Avner Hershlag?
Israeli-born American actress Natalie Portman’s father’s name is Avner Hershlag. Avner Hershlag is an Israeli-born gynecologist.
Her father, Avner got married to Shelley Stevens who happens to be her mother.