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Natalie Portman Calls Her Pregnancy a ‘Good Luck Charm’

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 01: Actress Natalie Portman attends the "Birdwatchers - La Terra Degli Uomini Rossi" premiere at the Sala Grande during the 65th Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2008 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

In an interview this past Sunday with E Online, 35-year-old actress Natalie Portman said her babies are “good luck charms” when asked about early Oscar speculation for her latest movie “Jackie,” the new biopic where she portrays former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The film is scheduled to open on December 2.

The Israeli-born actress is now pregnant with her second child, stated how her children have brought her luck:

“I think they’re good luck charms in life. They’re the best things. The best main miracles.”

So, why exactly did she say this? Because when Portman was pregnant with her first child, 5-year-old Aleph, she ended up winning her first Oscar for Best Actress in 2011. She further explained:

“I don’t necessarily connect it [to winning an Oscar]. But it is certainly a joy.”

Of course, what I’m more excited about is the fact that Portman is scheduled to play Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish female U.S. Supreme Court justice, in a future film.

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Joanna Valente

Joanna Valente is the Editorial Assistant at Kveller. She is the author of Sirs & Madams The Gods Are Dead, and Marys of the Sea (forthcoming), and received her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. You can follow her @joannasaid on Twitter, @joannacvalente on Instagram, or email her at

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