At the tender age of 12, Natalie Portman made her name in the entertainment world with a string of awards-winning performances. It is the actress’s debut feature role, earning good reviews when she appeared in Luc Besson’s Leon: The Professional. She will next be seen as Marvel’s Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Throughout her career, Natalie Portman has spoken openly about her harrowing experience as a young performer and how she was exposed to the darker side of the entertainment industry. When she started working in movies at a young age, the public and media began to sexualize her. According to reports, she was featured prominently in radio shows that counted down the days before she turned 18.
She admitted to feeling nervous as a result of a podcast interview, which was one of the reasons she began presenting a new image of herself. “They were completely conscious of the concept that I was being represented as this Lolita figure,” she stated in an appearance on the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. Adults may have harmed my sexuality by sexualizing me when they was younger. Only by portraying herself as clever and respected could she overcome her fear of the situation and feel safe in her skin.
According to Natalie, others saw her as a serious and conservative person. She said, “they realized they intentionally maintained it, as it was always to make them feel at ease.” Oh, if someone respects you, they will not objectify you,” or something like that.
She said that you have your sexuality, your wants, you want to experiment, and you want to be open at this age. By emphasizing that “you do want to be open,” she commented on this.
She concluded this was the case: “They don’t want to have any love scenes or make-out sequences,” they thought of as a teenager. Because I was worried about what other people thought of me and how secure they felt, they began gravitating toward less desirable areas.”