Thursday, April 30, 2009

don't bite the nose that feeds you

Natalie Portman recently commented in the press that she has no interest in doing campaign work for beauty products. “I don't have a problem with making money, but I don't believe in doing something you don't believe in to make money…Like a makeup campaign or something like that - the opportunities that young actors have all the time." I don’t have a problem with that logic. I mean, I practically believe a good poppy red lipstick could cure cancer, but I know that not everyone out there feels that way. It’s just makeup, after all. However, didn’t Ms. Portman just do voiceover work for the new commercial for the Gucci fragrance Flora? That’s totally her voice at the end, right? I’m not crazy? Just saying, if you’re going to get self-righteous to the press about selling out for makeup campaigns, you might want to time that statement so that it doesn’t come out within two weeks of your new fragrance ad.

Who am I kidding? I can’t hate on Natalie. The Professional and this fragrance ad spoof with Michelle Williams have earned her a free pass in my book. "Greed" directed by Roman Polanski

1 comment:

Chloe said...

Agreed. Ms. Portman seems like she has a really good head on her shoulders, plus add in the whole shaved head thing (and she was still ridiculously beautiful) and I just can't hate her. I really want to...but I can't.