bill-swift - March 24, 2006
When you're reading celebrity gossip blogs, or other online "news" sources, do keep in mind that, quite often, celebrity quotes are taken out of context to make them sound more outlandish or ridiculous. Take, for example, the Natalie Portman article from BANG Media International that is syndicated on both the Female First, and Life Style Extra websites, which says:
Natalie Portman claims actresses who go to Hollywood to get rich are no better than prostitutes.
The 'V for Vendetta' star insists she only takes on roles based on their artistic merit and says she would never agree to be in a film just because she was offered a large fee.
She said: "I don't want to ever be working for money because then you are no different to a prostitute."
Okay, first of all, nowhere in the original article, published by The Independent (which they did not cite directly) did Natalie Portman ever "insist" on only taking roles with artistic merit. If anything, she said the opposite:
"But don't get me wrong," she grins, suddenly self-conscious that she's sounding like the school swot. "I don't want to have a super-snobby intellectual career."
Futhermore, even though it can be inferred that Natalie Portman may think actresses who take movie parts "to get rich" are no better than prostitutes, it is not for a journalist to jump to conclusions.
The point is, her comments shouldn't have been taken out of context. Because even when you leave them in context, that quote makes her sound pretty dumb.
Comments are open on this one, so go ahead, and let me know what you think about the quote, it's context, and whatever else is on your mind. Also check out these pictures of Natalie Portman looking like her usual cute self on TRL last week, with more after the jump as always.
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