Natalie Portman Causes Controversy While Filming Her New Movie In Israel
Natalie Portman is busy filming her new movie A Tale of Love and Darkness in Jerusalem currently, and her choice to film there is causing a bit of controversy. The local residents feel that filming the movie in such a religious neighborhood is inappropriate, but the Israel born Natalie felt very strongly that this is where her movie should be shot. Natalie is both directing and acting in the film.
Natalie, however, is unfazed. “Israel just captures my imagination in a way, that’s where I wanted to tell my first filmic story. I don’t know another place that’s so visually interesting and obviously dense with stories, so I’m really, really excited.”The film is based on a book by Israeli author Amos Oz about his experiences growing up in Israel. Natalie will be playing Oz’s mother in the film.
Despite all the attention, Natalie seems to be sticking to her guns. Bravo, girl. I can’t wait to see what her first directing gig will turn out to be like! If its anything like her acting, we should be in for a treat.