Natalie Portman: ‘I think it’s a privilege to grow old’

Published on August 18, 2022 at 2:01 p.m.

Natalie Portman: 'I think it's a privilege to grow old'

Natalie Portman: “I think it’s a privilege to grow old” – ©Instagram @natalieportman

Recently interviewed by British ELLE, Dior muse Natalie Portman spoke about her relationship to beauty. A positive message that inspires us.

The one who, at only 12 years old, interpreted the role of Mathilda Lando in the film “Léon” by Luc Besson has grown up well. Accomplished and Oscar-winning actress, Natalie Portman – starring in the latest Marvel, “Thor: Love and Thunder” – is also a director, founder of a book club and beauty muse for the luxury brand Dior. And it is in this capacity that the 41-year-old woman lent herself to the game of the interview with our colleagues from ELLE English. And if on this occasion, Natalie Portman unveiled the products she never separates from – including Dior’s 999 lipstick, her favorite, as well as the Apricot Cream from the same brand to treat her cuticles – she especially wanted to deliver a positive message in the name of beauty: that of being who we are and making our differences a strength.

A message that does good

Indeed, she, who tried to blend in with the masses in order to be accepted in the community when she was young, explains that she then put the emphasis on her differences. Before, “I used beauty to hide and correct my imperfections, explains the actress. Today it is much more. It’s about bringing out my personality and showing others who I am. It would be nice to see marketing reflect that aspect of beauty.” And this lesson, she draws it from a man whose path she crossed: Alber Elbaz, the Franco-Israeli-American fashion designer. He would have given her fashion advice that she now applies to beauty. “He always said to me, ‘You’re small, it’s beautiful. Don’t wear heels’ or ‘That’s what’s special about you, celebrate it, wear flats, be yourself.’ I think that in beauty, it’s the same thing: what makes you different, makes you beautiful”. And even with the passage of time. Moreover, in this regard, Natalie Portman concludes: “I think it’s a privilege to grow old, I love it”. A positive message that joins that of another actress. Indeed, a few days ago, Renée Zellweger encouraged women to accept their age.

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