Oscar winner Natalie Portman is channelling a little bit of Lady Gaga to play a fierce pop star in the indie musical drama “Vox Lux”.
Unlike Gaga’s star-making turn in “A Star Is Born”, Portman’s pop singer Celeste is battling addiction and trauma as she struggles to stay relevant in the music industry. Spanning Celeste’s past and present in two different narratives, including her discovery by her manager which comes at a time of trauma. A survivor of a tragic event, she’s discovered singing at a memorial service with her sister, Eleanor (Stacy Martin). With a whole lot of eye glitter and a New York accent, the tough-talking Celeste navigates the spotlight and the skeletons in her closet in the drama.
Actress Raffey Cassidy does double duty, taking on both the roles of Albertine and young Celeste in flashbacks while Willem Dafoe serves as the movie’s narrator. The film also marks the re-teaming of Portman with her “Closer” co-star Jude Law who stars as her manager.
Directed by Brady Corbet, “Vox Lux” held its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September where ET Canada caught up with the cast to get the details on the film, which will land in theatres in December.