Natalie Portman says Hollywood has changed drastically since she began 24 years ago.
The Oscar-winning actress, 37, opened up to Vanity Fair about finding female friendships in 2018, the Time’s Up movement and today’s political climate.
Since starring in her first movie, “The Professional” in 1994, the “Vox Lux” star revealed it wasn’t easy to find girlfriends on set, “I’ve been working for 25 years—I’ve never had friendships in my industry until now.”
But in light of Time’s Up, she says women have come together, “Learning what so many women have been through and were going through right next to me…. it was completely shocking to know that they were going through that.”
Portman continued, “[Time’s Up] made us come together. We’re actively gathering. Just the power of us getting to know other women in our own industry and sharing information that can help us be safer, more productive, more successful.”
And as for Portman, she was lucky to avoid those #MeToo experiences, “I was able somehow to not have an experience like that, so it’s definitely a weird, privileged place to hold.”
Later, the mom-of-two didn’t hold back on her thoughts about U.S. President Donald Trump: “Does anyone care about anything? It’s just constant, you know? Acts of violence are put in the same breath as a pop star’s breakup! Who cares about anything anymore? Our president literally had an affair with a porn star and no one cares.”
Read more from Portman here.