Natalie Portman nearly didn’t make it.
The Hollywood actress was very close to never living out her dream of being on the big screen or walking on the red carpet. In fact she wouldn’t have made it if it weren’t for her dear friend, Mike Nichols.
We love seeing her on the red carpet.
After the fimmaker passed away in November this year, the New York Times wrote a piece in his living memory – getting his friends and colleagues to share their stories. It was in these stories that Portman confessed if it weren’t for Nichols, her role in Star Wars would’ve ruined her career.
“Star Wars had come out around the time of Seagull, and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me,” she told the New York Times.
After Portman played Queen Amidala in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace she received awful reviews – slandering her as a terrible actress. Ultimately this led to no one wanting to hire her.