Natalie Portman loves stoner comedies, but not getting stoned -- EXCLUSIVE
Black Swan star Natalie Portman makes her first post-Oscar movie appearance this Friday in the stoner comedy Your Highness. She’s also developing Best Buds, a buddy comedy about a marijuana-laced road trip, with her production company Handsomecharlie Films. But just because Portman is taking the high road in her work doesn’t mean she’s doing so in real life, too.
“I love stoner comedies. I smoked weed in college, but I haven’t smoked in years,” Portman told EW in December, a few weeks before announcing her pregnancy. “I’m too old. I wish I was that cool, but I’m like an old lady now. I’m in bed by 10 p.m. I can’t do that anymore.”
Portman explained that her interest in Your Highness was sparked when director David Gordon Green assured her that her role, an arrow-slinging female warrior, wouldn’t just be window dressing. “When I sat down with David, he was like, ‘The girl’s going to be funny here,'” said Portman. “To have him be able to think of me in that way was so lucky, because [the role] is a real departure from anything I’ve done on film.”