Multi award winning actress, Natalie Portman, probably best known as Queen Amidala in the George Lucas film Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, has truly never looked better!
The 31-year old keeps busy with her one year old son and her career is stronger than ever. Natalie is set to appear on the Simpsons episode “Moonshine River”, when it returns on September 30th for its 24th season. She is also currently filming two projects, Knight of Cups and an untitled Terence Malick project.
Natalie started as a vegetarian in her preteen years, then turned vegan and back again to vegetarian when her body craved eggs and diary during her pregnancy. Even though Natalie trained eight hours a day for Black Swan, she is keeping things a lot more realistic these days.
In a recent interview with InStyle UK, Natalie opened up on how she maintains her fit and fabulous look. Here are some highlights:
“I was a Vegan, but I went back to being a vegetarian during my pregnancy. I think you crave comfort foods [when you're pregnant] and I wanted dairy. I lean towards beans and lentils, but I love pasta and bread too. I was really into millefeuille for awhile. It’s flaky and creamy at the same time! Of course, if I feel like I’m packing on the pounds, those are the first foods to go.”
Staying fit and fab:
“Since filming ‘Black Swan,’ I do different types of exercise, like swimming and dancing for fun. I usually run 3 to 5 times a week. I like the way it makes me feel – it gives me a good energy and focus, and makes me feel better about my body.”
” I keep three lipsticks with me, always: one nude, everyday color, plus a red and a plum for dressing up.”
“I think smell is the first strong sense that we have. When I was filming in Tunisia, the kids would come out to me with handfuls of jasmine to buy. Now, I get the whole feeling of the place from that one smell.”