We’ve been hearing a lot about Natalie Portman in recent months. From her buzzworthy, Golden Globe-nominated role in “Black Swan,” to her announcement that she’s engaged and expecting her first child with “Swan” choreographer/co-star Benjamin Millepied, the actress has been making headlines.
But Portman has long been known to be guarded about her personal life — “indescribably happy” was the sum of her brief statement about her engagement and pregnancy — so when MTV News caught up with the 29-year-old “No Strings Attached” star as she promoted the romantic comedy, we asked how she was handling all of the public enthusiasm about her happy news.
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“It’s very positive interactions, I have to say,” Portman said of her well-wishers. “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,” she explained. “[But] it’s all good.”
With all the responsibility that comes with welcoming a new life into the world, we wondered whether she’d gotten any parenting advice from her “No Strings” co-star Ashton Kutcher, who is stepdad to wife Demi Moore’s three daughters Rumer, 22, Scout, 20, and Tallulah Belle, 16.
“Ashton is a very good parent,” Portman told us. “He would always come in with stories of what went on in the weekend or talks he’s had with one of his stepdaughters and, I mean, obviously nothing that would betray their privacy, but I could just tell he’s such a committed parent. And so yes, I mean, I have a while to go because he’s got more of the teenage girl advice.”
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