Natalie Portman Looks Forward to Getting 'Fat'
Natalie Portman, 29, is happy to put her Black Swan diet behind her.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress, who famously dropped 20 pounds from her slight 5'3" frame to play the prima ballerina, is excited to gain the weight back during her pregnancy. "I told [director] Darren Aronofsky, I was like, 'First you got me skinny, and now you're getting me fat,' because he introduced me to my fiance," Portman told Extra at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday. "It's the greatest gift he ever gave me," said the vegan actress, who met and fell in love with French choreographer Benjamin Millepied on the movie's set.
The expecting couple were "seductive to watch" together, an insider told Us Weekly. "There was no way the attraction could be missed. I don't think he could help himself – she's dazzling!"
Portman is a bit surprised at all the attention her pregnancy is getting. "It's very positive interactions, I have to say," she told MTV News. "The weird thing is … people knowing something that is so private, but, I mean, you get used to that. It's just wild to walk down the street and have a complete stranger be like, 'Congratulations!' It's so nice, but it's a new experience to have people know that much about your most private things. [But] its all good."
Portman has committed to public appearances during awards season, but then she plans to take some time off to focus on her pregnancy. "I'm just doing these events, and then I'm gong to try to take it easy," she told reporters over the weekend. —KIMBERLY STEELE