For Natalie Portman, living life en francais just isn’t enough.
Now that she and her husband, Benjamin Millepied are moving to Paris — he just accepted a job with the Paris Opera Ballet — the “Black Swan” star told Madame Figaro magazine she’s considering applying for French citizenship.
“We’re looking for an apartment! Benjamin and I are moving in autumn 2014 when his job at the Paris Opera Ballet starts,” she said in the interview. “It’s obviously a massive change to quit Los Angeles for Paris. I don’t know what my life is going to be like, but I’m so excited. I don’t have the French nationality, but I would be love to get it. But I don’t know if it’s possible because I already have an American and an Israeli passport.”
But ever resourceful, the tribe’s pride and joy has a backup plan.”Perhaps I should add an ‘h’ to my name to make it sound more French,” she added. “Nathalie?””
We say oui oui!
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.