Natalie Portman Talks About Her Ex

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>> HELLO!
>> Stephen: HELLO.
HOW NICE TO FINALLY TALK TO YOU.
>> I AM SO GLAD TO FINALLY BE HERE.
>> Stephen: I’VE WANTED TO INTERVIEW YOU FOR SUCH A LONG
TIME.
>> I’VE WANTED TO BE ON THE SHOW FOR A LONG TIME.
>> Stephen: WE’RE BOTH SITTING IN HIGH COTTON NOW.
HOW ARE YOU?
>> I’M GOOD.
THANK YOU.
>> Stephen: I’M GLAD TO HEAR IT.
YOUR BIRTHDAY WAS ON JUNE 9.
>> THAT IS CORRECT.
>> Stephen: THIS PAST SATURDAY.
>> THAT’S CORRECT.
>> Stephen: A, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CONGRATULATIONS.
( APPLAUSE ) MARK HAMILL MARKED YOUR BIRTHDAY
BY SENDING OUT THIS — FUN FACT, I’VE NEVER MET THIS WOMAN.
( LAUGHTER ) BUT YOU’RE HIS MOM!
>> Stephen: I KNOW.
>> Stephen: YOU’VE NEVER MET HIM?
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
>> I’D LOVE TO MEET HIM.
MARK?
WHERE ARE YOU, I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU.
COME OVER.
DID HE SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY?
>> Stephen: NO.
( LAUGHTER ) SO MAYBE YOU DON’T WANT THE MEET
HIM.
( LAUGHTER ) I’VE SPENT MORE TIME WITH MARC M
HAMMEL THAN YOU AND MORE TIME WITH YOU THAN MARK HAS, SO IT
SEEMS I’M THE CENTER OF THE “STAR WARS” UNIVERSE.
>> COULD BE.
>> Stephen: HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
GOOD THE SEE YOU.
>> THANK YOU.
>> Stephen: NOW, YOU’RE AN OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESS, EVERYBODY
LOVES YOUS A PERFORMER.
>> THANK YOU.
>> Stephen: BUT YOU HAVE A RECURRING THEME TO A LOT OF YOUR
PERFORMANCES, YOU’RE VERY SMART.
>> THAT’S NICE, THANK YOU.
>> Stephen: YES.
YOU’VE PLAYED A BIOLOGIST, SCIENTIST, M.I.T.-EDUCATED
DOCTOR, A LAWYER AND EVEN IN THE POPCORN MOVIE THOR YOU’RE AN
ASTROPHYSICIST.
>> I PLAYED THOSE CHARACTERS.
>> Stephen: BUT YOU WENT TO HARVARD.
YOU’RE A SMARTY PANTS.
>> WELL…
I GUESS.
>> Stephen: YOU’RE SAYING THEY LET DUMMIES IN HARVARD’S?
YOU GRADUATED THE SAME CLASS AS JARED KUSHNER, DIDN’T YOU?
>> THAT IS CORRECT.
( LAUGHTER )
>> Stephen: DO YOU APPRECIATE YOU GET SEEN AS AN INTENT PERSON
OR IS IT A BURDEN?
DO YOU WANT TO PLAY SOMEBODY DUMB AS A BAG OF HAMMERS?
>> YEAH, THAT WOULD BE FUN.
YOU’RE ALSO SEEN AS A VERY INTELLIGENT, BRAINIAC.
>> Stephen: FOOLED THEM AGAIN.
( LAUGHTER ) I MOSTLY HAVE A GOOD MEMORY.
BUT I PLAYED ONE TO HAVE THE DUMBEST PEOPLE I KNOW FOR TEN
YEARS.
PROUDLY.
PROUDLY.
( LAUGHTER ) CAN I ASK YOU SOMETHING ABOUT
KUSHNER.
AT HARVARD, DO YOU HAVE MEMORIES OF HIM?
>> SURE, YEAH.
>> Stephen: DID YOU GUYS HANG OUT?
>> WE WERE FRIENDLY.
>> Stephen: OKAY.
I HEARD HE WASN’T THAT GREAT OF A STUDENT.
>> THAT IS — TRUE.
( LAUGHTER ) YES.
>> Stephen: WOULD YOU CARE TO ELABORATE?
>> YEAH, UM — HMM — WHAT CAN I SAY ON TV?
>> Stephen: ANYTHING YOU WANT.
( LAUGHTER ) IT’S A FREE COUNTRY.
( LAUGHTER ) >> YES, I MEAN, THE LAST DAYS
OF, MAYBE, RIGHT?
>> Stephen: MM-HMM.
I DON’T KNOW, UNFORTUNATELY, IT’S NOT VERY — THERE’S NOT A
LOT FUNNY TO SAY ABOUT SOMEONE YOU WERE FRIENDS WITH BECOMING A
SUPERVILLAIN.
SO IT’S NOT FUNNY.
>> Stephen: I WOULD WATCH THAT MOVIE, THOUGH.
>> HE SAID IN SOME INTERVIEW THAT THE FRIENDS HE’S LOST
BECAUSE OF POLITICS IT’S, LIKE, EXFOLIATING.
>> Stephen: OKAY.
I LIKE THE SPA METAPHORS.
>> Stephen: SO YOU’RE A DEAD SKIN CELL.
>> PROUDLY.
( APPLAUSE ) >> Stephen: THAT’S WHY HE
GLOWS.
>> GLOWS.
BEAUTIFUL BABY SOFT SKIN.
>> Stephen: THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT.
SO YOU HAVE A DOCUMENTARY NOW.
>> YES.
>> Stephen: CALLED “EATING ANIMALS.”
>> YES, WHICH IS COMING OUT IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK AND ROLLING
OUT INTO DIFFERENT CITIES ACROSS AMERICA IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
>> Stephen: MY UNDERSTANDING IS YOU DO NOT EAT ANIMALS.
>> I DO NOT EAT ANIMALS.
AND I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAD A PERIOD OF YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU
ALSO DID NOT EAT ANIMALS.
>> Stephen: I, FOR SEVEN MONTHS, STARTING AROUND NOW LAST
YEAR, FOR SEVEN MONTHS, I HAD NOTHING THAT HAD EYES PASSED MY
LIPS.
SO NOTHING WITH A HOOF, NOTHING WITH FEATHERS, NOTHING WITH
SCALES, NO MILK, NO DAIRY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT FOR SEVEN
MONTHS.
I LOST A BET.
( LAUGHTER ) I DID.
AND MY WIFE IS SO NICE THAT SHE JOINED ME, AND SHE’S STILL DOING
IT.
SEVEN MONTHS IN, THERE WAS ONLY SO MUCH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER ONE
MAN CAN TAKE.
SO NOW I’LL DO THE FISH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN OFF THE MEAT?
>> VEGETARIAN SINCE NINE AND VEGAN MORE RECENTLY, I STARTED
SEVEN YEARS AGO BEING VEGAN.
>> Stephen: HEALTH REASONS OR THE MORALITY OF HOW WE TREAT
ANIMALS?
>> BOTH.
THE MOVIE GOES INTO FACTORY FARMING WHICH IS 99% OF HOW ALL
ANIMALS AND DAIRY, EGGS INCLUDED, ARE RAISED, IS IN
REALLY AWFUL CONDITIONS, BUT ALSO IT’S LIKE THE NUMBER ONE
SOURCE OF POLLUTION, MORE THAN CARS, ANYTHING ELSE.
>> Stephen: HOW SO?
IS THIS THE COW FARTS I’VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT?
>> YES, AND THEIR FECES AND ALL THAT GOES INTO OUR WATER SUPPLY,
INTO OUR SOIL.
THAT’S WHY WE HAVE E COLI ON VEGETABLES IS FROM SICK ANIMALS,
YOU KNOW.
IT’S NOT NICE.
SO, YEAH, SO IT WAS REALLY — THE MOVIE REALLY FOCUSES ON THE
GOOD FARMERS WHO ARE DOING IT RIGHT, BUT WHO AREN’T ABLE TO
WORK WITHIN THE SYSTEM BECAUSE IT’S KIND OF CORPORATE.
>> Stephen: SO WE HAVE A CLIP HERE.
I BELIEVE THIS IS ONE OF THE GOOD FARMERS.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE’RE ABOUT TO SEE HERE?
>> I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE.
>> Stephen: IT’S A CHICKEN FARMER.
>> FRANK WITH THE TURKEYS?
>> Stephen: I DIDN’T MEET HIM.
I’M BEING TOLD IT’S FRANK WITH THE TURKEYS.
JIM, LET’S MEET FRANK.
>> I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING TO BRING THOSE BIRDS INTO
EXISTENCE.
I HAVE THEIR PARENTS, THEIR GRANDPARENTS.
I GATHER THE EGGS, SET THE EGGS, I WASH THE EGGS.
I SPEND HOURS AND DAYS TAKING CARE OF THEM AS BABIES AND
MONTHS BEING WITH THEM IN THE PASTURE.
SOME OF THE LINES I HAVE HERE, THIS TRULY IS THE LAST OF THEM
ON EARTH.
>> Stephen: SO THAT’S A GUY WHO RAISES CHICKENS AND TURKEYS
IN WHAT YOU WOULD CONSIDER A HUMANE WAY OR MORE HUMANE WAY.
>> YES.
>> Stephen: SO THE FILM IS NOT, LIKE, DON’T EAT ANYTHING AT
ALL, BUT IF YOU’RE GOING TO, TRY TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT’S MORE
SUSTAINABLE AND NOT CRUEL TO THE ANIMALS?
>> RIGHT, AND IT’S REALLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE THAT ARE DOING
IT RIGHT, SO HOW CAN WE AS CONSUMERS DEMAND THAT THERE’S
MORE OF THAT AND LESS OF THE FACTORY FARM STUFF, BECAUSE I
THINK EVERYONE, WHEN YOU SEE IT, IT’S NOT POSSIBLE TO EAT THE
SAME WAY.
>> Stephen: HOW CAN WE, AS CONSUMERS, DEMAND MORE?
>> WELL, PEOPLE GOING GO INTO THEIR GROCERY STORE, IT’S LIKE
WAL-MART STARTED SELLING ORGANIC FOOD BECAUSE CONSUMERS ASKED FOR
IT.
THERE WASN’T ORGANIC STUFF AT WAL-MART.
SO IT’S THE SAME KIND OF THING, IF CONSUMERS DEMAND IT.
ALSO BEING CONSCIOUS THAT ONCE A DAY OR ONCE A WEEK THINK ABOUT
NOT EATING IT, IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE A COMPLETE
LIFESTYLE CHANGE, JUST BEING MORE CONSCIOUS, IF EVERYONE DID
IT, WOULD BE A LOT BETTER.
>> Stephen: I DON’T EAT ANYTHING WITH A HOOF NOW IS MY
THING.
>> I LIKE THESE RULES.
>> Stephen: NOTHING WITH A HOOF.
I HAVE A FRIEND PAUL WHO SAYS HE WON’T EAT ANYTHING THAT’S CUTER
THAN HIM.
AND IT’S EVERYTHING ON LAND, IS WHAT HE SAYS.
( LAUGHTER ) SO I’LL STILL EAT A FISH AT THIS
POINT.
IF I EAT A FISH, DO YOU JUDGE ME?
>> NO, I DON’T JUDGE ANYBODY FOR THEIR CHOICES.
>> Stephen: YOU DON’T?
I DON’T LIKE PEOPLE WHEN THEY’RE, LIKE, WHAT IF A CARROT
HAS FEELINGS, NATALIE?
I’M, LIKE, JUST LET ME EAT WHAT I WANT.
>> Stephen: BUT WHAT IF, NATALIE?
WOULDN’T IT BE TERRIFYING IF CARROTS HAD FEELINGS?
THAT WOULD BE BAD.
YEAH.
( LAUGHTER ) SO WHAT WOULD YOU EAT?
DIRT?
I GUESS DIRT.
YOU WOULD HAVE TO PHOTOSYNTHESIZE AT THAT POINT.
YOU WOULD BE SCREWED!
( LAUGHTER ) >> YEAH.
NO, I DON’T WANT TO JUDGE ANYONE.
IT’S JUST, WHEN YOU SEE IT, IT REALLY FEELS LIKE, YOU KNOW, IF
WE LOOK BACK 100 YEARS FROM NOW AND SAY WHAT WERE WE DOING
INHUMANELY NOW THE WAY WE CAN LOOK BACK NOW AT DIFFERENT
POINTS IN HISTORY I THINK THIS IS THE BIG THING.
THIS IS REALLY THE WAY ANIMALS ARE BEING RAISED.
>> Stephen: AND ONCE WE START TREATING ANIMALS BETTER, MAYBE
WE’LL START TREATING EACH OTHER BETTER.
>> YES, WE CAN ONLY HOPE.
WE CAN ONLY HOPE.
>> Stephen: AND VOTE.
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING
HERE.
>> SO GOOD TO BE HERE.
>> STEPHEN: “EATING ANIMALS” IS IN SELECT THEATERS TOMORROW.
NATALIE PORTMAN, EVERYBODY!
WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MARC MARON.