Natalie Portman, born Neta-Lee Hershlag, is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood today and is a prominent personality to watch out for in the Oscars. But she is not just a movie star; she’s a Harvard educated psychologist as well. Portman once famously said, “I don’t care if [college] ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star.”
That being said, it seems as though she has managed to get the best of both worlds. She has been academically published twice, and has a B.A. from Harvard, all the while breaking into the film industry at a very young age when she appeared in ‘Leon: The Professional‘. However, the role that made her more famous was Padmé Amidala in ‘Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace’. In fact, while studying at Harvard, she continued to appear in the ‘Star Wars‘ movies. Some of her other notable performances have been in ‘Anywhere But Here’ and ‘Closer’.
Natalie Portman gained even more public attention when she appeared in ‘V For Vendetta‘ and more famously, ‘Black Swan‘, for which she won an Academy Award. She also has films like ‘No Strings Attached‘ and ‘Jackie’ to her name, and prominently plays the part of Jane Foster in the MCU. As if her commitments to cinema were not enough, Portman is also vocal about American and Israeli politics, since she has dual citizenship, and is also concerned about animal rights and environmental issues. At this point, you must be wondering what is the next Natalie Portman movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of all the latest Natalie Portman films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020.
5. Lucy in the Sky (2019)
Noah Hawley is all set for his feature film directorial debut with ‘Lucy in the Sky’, which was earlier titled ‘Pale Blue Dot’. Natalie Portman stars as the protagonist Lucy Cola. The plot revolves around the titular Lucy who returns from a space mission, where she has a near-transcendental experience. Back on earth, Lucy begins to lose touch with reality, even as she begins an affair with a fellow astronaut who was with her on the mission.
The story is loosely based on true events that happened to astronaut Lisa Nowak. She was involved in criminal activities, including the kidnapping of another astronaut who was having an affair with William Oefelein, another fellow astronaut that Lisa was involved with. ‘Lucy in the Sky’ is slated to release on October 4, 2019, making it a contender for the upcoming awards season.