Some actresses like Patricia Arquette, Laura Jeanne Poon and Julianne Moore are tired of going to award shows and having to answer questions about the $10,000 dress they got to wear for free. It’s a real drag for them and so that’s how that whole #AskHerMore thing came to be. But well, Natalie Portman wishes reporters would ask her more questions about the dress she’s wearing, because she’s sick of them asking her about serious stuff like what’s going on in the Middle East. Natalie told Harper’s Bazaar that she thinks only asking an actress about the stuff she’s wearing is a little sexist, but she doesn’t mind, because it’s better than answering questions about foreign policy and shit:
“I get asked so many questions about the Middle East, and I’m like ‘Can you please just ask me about my dress? Let’s just talk about the dress!’
I like to look at what people are wearing, but I do see the sexism in it. Yeah, you could reject it all, but I don’t know anyone who has done that and been able to maintain the level of work I’d like to maintain.”
Well, they probably don’t ask Natalie about her dress, because it’s usually boring and hearing her talk about it could make someone fall into a coma. But I’m with Natalie Portman, don’t ask Natalie Portman about the Middle East or foreign policy. Natalie doesn’t even like to talk about that crap at dinner. Once upon a time, Natalie Portman wanted everyone to know that she’s a Harvard graduate whose brain is filled with so much smartness that she can talk about smart people stuff forever, but not anymore.
Natalie and her ballerino husband live in Paris and she says that French people love to have serious talks during parties and dinner. Natalie just wants to talk about happy things like they do in L.A.!
“This French friend of ours just told me that being in Los Angeles, he missed having serious conversations at dinner. In Paris, if you’re at dinner and there isn’t a debate, you leave and think, Well, that wasn’t a very good party. But no one ever does that here. And I thought, I like just having happy talk! My French is okay, but when my friends are talking about books and philosophy, that’s a level of conversation I’m just not ready for linguistically. And maybe intellectually.”
Natalie is so full of le caca. Natalie’s French friend must have only had dinner with vapid mannequins while in L.A. Some of us still like to massage our brains by having serious conversations over nachos and 2-for-1 sangria. Just the other weekend, my friend and I had a serious debate while ranking the best Aaron Spelling primetime soap operas from worst to best. Dynasty even had a character from the Middle East in it, so my friend and I basically discussed foreign relations, thankyouverymuch.