Pregnant Natalie Portman Takes Leisurely Afternoon Walk With A Friend
PREGNANT NATALIE PORTMAN TAKES LEISURELY WALK
The Jackie star is currently awaiting the Oscar nomination announcement due Jan. 24. It is expected that her film will receive multiple nominations, including one for her for Best Actress.
This comes a few days after her interview with Marie Claire UK came out, in which she spoke about the ridiculous pay gap between her and her male colleagues. She revealed she was only paid one third of the amount that her No Strings Attached co-star Ashton Kutcher got in 2011. “I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been,” she said. “We get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy.”
The soon-to-be mother of two has one child, Aleph Portman-Millepied, 5, with husband Benjamin Millepied. “Compared to men in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar,” she told the magazine. “In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar. I don’t think women and men are more or less capable [as directors], we just have a clear issue with women not having opportunities. We need to be part of the solution, not perpetuating the problem.”
For her part, Portman insisted on having a female director for her upcoming project called On the Basis of Sex, in which she will portray Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “As this story is specifically about gender discrimination, I was like, ‘How dare we not hire a female,” she said in a statement.