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Natalie Portman Refuses To Slam Paparazzi
For many an actor and actress, complaining about the intrusiveness of the paparazzi is a part of the job. But in a recent interview with Marie Claire, which followed Natalie Portman through a hike in Griffith Park, the 32-year-old star explained her take on the photogs; and it was a delightful departure from the norm.
When asked about having her picture snapped everywhere she goes, Portman replied: "This isn't a problem...I'm very happy."
Further along in the interview, she goes into more detail when a well-intentioned individual walks up to her to let her know that there are two guys with cameras trailing her every move:
"I had no idea I was being photographed," she says. "Like, I don't like this part of it. But there are two parts to it. If you don't see them, then they're not interfering with the way you feel when you're at the park." But not infrequently, they catch Portman when she's out with her 2-year-old son, Aleph. "If they make your kids afraid, then obviously that's a whole second layer to it."
Portman is starring in this month's "Thor: The Dark World," and in two upcoming Terrence Malick films.