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Natalie Portman Opens Up About Being A Beauty Icon, Calls Herself A "Dumb American"

Natalie Portman

I’ve always considered Natalie Portman to be one of the most intelligent actresses out there in Hollywood and now that she is part of the mommy club, it’s so wonderful to see such a screen beauty like her take on motherhood with ease and still look drop-dead gorgeous. In my opinion, she could give a lot of other celebrity moms out there (including Angelina Jolie) a good run for their money with their full package of brains and beauty.

Aleph’s mom recently opened up to French magazine Madame where she talks about being a beauty icon, her appearance, and how her intellect might or might not have hindered her career. Here’s what she says:

On appreciating her success: “I have always considered myself extremely lucky. I know very well that there are very few elected officials in this business and that many of us, despite their talent and hard work, will not come out of the lot. These are the laws of chance.”

On her youthful appearance: “It’s very strange because my physical traits sometimes make it difficult for others to consider me a woman and at the same time I have been in the business for so long that many think I have already passed the 40 year mark.”

On being an object of beauty: “I obviously do not see myself that way. I prefer ‘about beauty’ or ‘subject of desire.’ One can say that about all women, whatever their life and career.”

On her reputation for being an intellectual: “It is a matter of context. InHollywood, they consider me a smart woman, but in other circles, I’m probably seen as a silly actress (laughs). In America, they see me as European. In Europe, some see me as maybe a stupid American.”

Dumb American? Oh, Natalie. It’s not like you’re a Teen Mom!

Photos via Celebitchy

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