As if starring in one of the year’s most talked about films wasn’t enough, Natalie Portman is now pregnant and engaged! Adding to great things to come in 2011 for the actress, she’s set to star in assured blockbuster hits like Thor, aside James Franco’s funny hat in Your Highness, and No Strings Attached with Ashton Kutcher. Rumor has it that she may be the next female lead in The Dark Knight Rises… but is it all too much for the star?
From Pop Eater:
It takes a tough artist to dive so deeply into character that the pain becomes real and you consider your own mortality. Conspiracy theorists have long believed Heath Ledger’s role as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ killed him, and it turns out Natalie Portman might have gotten trapped inside a character too. In an Entertainment Weekly cover story, Portman recalls the emotional struggle to become Nina Sayers for director Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan.’
Hopefully some of next years lighter roles will take a load off of Portman. We wish nothing but the best for this young ingénue!