Natalie Portman calls out The Academy Awards. Oscar is a "False Idol"
Natalie Portman started acting at a very young age. At the age of 11, she made her powerful film debut in the movie 'Léon: The Professional'. After this role she won roles in hit movies such as 'Heat,' 'Beautiful Girls' and 'Mars Attacks'.
But, it was not until 1999 that Natalie received worldwide fame as Queen Amidala in the box office hit movie, 'Star Wars: Episode I'. In 2010, Portman won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in 'Black Swan'. But, her Academy Award is not something that she keeps around or on a shelf.
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In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Natalie Portman calls the Oscar a "false idol":
I ask whether she keeps it in Paris. "I don't know where it is," she says. "I think it's in the safe or something. I don't know. I haven't seen it in a while. I mean, Darren actually said to me something when we were in that whole thing that resonated so deeply. I was reading the story of Abraham to my child and talking about, like, not worshipping false idols. And this is literally like gold men. This is literally worshipping gold idols — if you worship it. That's why it's not displayed on the wall. It's a false idol." [via]
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