Natalie Portman Might Still Think About Kissing Patrick Swayze

Long before "Jackie," before she could even book commercials, Natalie Portman spent her time going to Chuck E. Cheese's and thinking about kissing Patrick Swayze. She shares how her career started with Lynn Hirschberg, here.

Released on 1/4/2017

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Starring: Natalie Portman

Transcript

00:03
I started when I was 11.
00:06
I was an understudy in an off-Broadway show called Ruthless.
00:10
That was my first thing I got.
00:11
And then the second thing I got was The Professional.
00:14
Oh wow. And I never got
00:15
commercials or anything like that.
00:17
I went out on auditions for it, but I never was hired.
00:20
(laughs)
00:21
I wasn't like a peppy kid.
00:23
I was always pretending to be older than I was,
00:25
and I feel like people liked seeing kids be their age.
00:29
You know, it's cute when a kid acts their age.
00:32
Not that I was mature, but I was pretending I was mature.
00:36
I definitely had a big Patrick Swayze crush as a kid.
00:41
And maybe as an adult, yeah.
00:43
I wanted to kiss Patrick Swayze, definitely.
00:47
Oh my God, My Girl.
00:49
My Girl made me cry so much
00:51
like balling when she's like,
00:54
He can't see without his glasses, remember?
00:57
We were all so scared of bee stings after that.
00:59
Favorite birthday. My favorite birthday?
01:02
I feel like there was a Chuck E. Cheese birthday
01:04
that was particularly great.
01:07
Chuck E. Cheese is a great place.
01:09
I must, I don't know,
01:10
seven, something like that.
01:12
Yeah, and Carvel ice-cream cake.
01:14
Oh, it's the whale. Oh, it's the whale.
01:15
The whale, right.
01:16
Fudgie the Whale.
01:18
My pet peeve is people saying,
01:19
I know exactly how you feel.
01:22
'Cause nobody knows exactly how you feel.
01:24
People say it a lot in general, yeah.
01:26
It comes from a good place,
01:27
but it's just something that's not true.
01:31
(laughs)
01:32
(interviewer laughs)