Guess what? Natalie Portman just spilled the juiciest grape in the Hollywood vineyard, and it’s as wild as a cat on a rollercoaster! Hold onto your popcorn, because it turns out Natalie and Britney Spears share a secret bond that’s even more undercover than a spy in a tutu.
In a jaw-dropping revelation on LIVE with Kelly and Mark, our Oscar-winning gal spilled the tea that she and Britney both kicked off their showbiz journey as understudies for child sensation Laura Bell Bundy in the Off-Broadway musical Ruthless, way back in the prehistoric era of 1992.
Picture this: Britney was Laura’s first understudy, dancing her way to stardom. But then, like a shooting star, she left for the Mickey Mouse Club or some other mouse-related shenanigans. And who swooped in to take the understudy throne? None other than Natalie Portman, ready to shine like a supernova in the showbiz galaxy.
Now, here’s the kicker – they never actually crossed paths! It’s like a Hollywood version of Romeo and Juliet, minus the tragic ending and plus a sprinkle of showbiz glam. Natalie spilled the beans, saying, “We actually didn’t meet, but we, like, knew of each other. Like, I knew I was taking over for her.” Talk about a plot twist worthy of a telenovela!
While Britney was off conquering the Mickey Mouse Club with a squad that included Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Christina Aguilera, Natalie was busy carving her own niche with critical acclaim at the tender age of 13 in the action-thriller Léon(1994). Cue the applause, people!
Now, fast forward three decades, and Natalie, with more awards than you can shake a statuette at and over 70 films in her repertoire, graced the LIVE stage to dish about her latest project, “May December.” In this flick, she’s rocking the role of Elizabeth Berry, a character inspired by the infamous Mary Kay Letourneau – you know, the real-life scandal that had more twists than a pretzel on a rollercoaster.
The movie dives headfirst into Berry’s eyebrow-raising relationship with her husband, played by Charles, which started when she was knee-high to a grasshopper. Premiering in theaters this November and now serving on Netflix, “May December” is serving up a sizzling narrative inspired by real-life events, proving that Hollywood can be crazier than a circus on fire.
So, grab your popcorn, kick back, and enjoy the showbiz rollercoaster that is Natalie Portman’s journey from understudy extraordinaire to Oscar-toting queen of the silver screen. It’s a tale as unpredictable as a soap opera plot – with a sprinkle of Hollywood magic and a dash of humor that could make even the most stoic critic crack a smile.