Natalie Portman: Romantic Comedy Cliches "Offend Me"
Aside from being engaged and pregnant, Natalie Portman is trying something else new this year, by starring in a romantic comedy.
Natalie has taken on the challenge of starring in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached with Ashton Kutcher because it finally fit her type of chick-flick.
“I’ve always wanted to do one,” Natalie tells Entertainment Weekly. “But the girls are always in fashion, and it’s always about their clothes. They always want to get married at the end. There’s some kind of makeover scene. That stuff offends me.”
But No Strings Attached left that "stuff" out.
“[Screenwriter] Liz Meriwether writes women so specifically and smartly,” the Black Swan star says of the film. “My character is a woman who’s working, who’s trying to create her own construct for relationships, who’s funny herself — and isn’t just the girlfriend of a funny guy.”
And Natalie is working on making some romantic comedy-type films of her own through her production company, Handsomecharlie Films.
“Natalie wants to build something that’s different from your usual production company,” Annette Savitch, her producing partner, says. “We want to do movies that are female driven, from a fresher perspective. So if it’s a comedy, it’s not just about women out to find husbands. I think that’s really lacking today.”
They're currently working on Best Buds, a "stoner roadtrip comedy," and BYO, a "female Superbad."
What do you think of Natalie's romantic comedy opinion? Are you offended by them or is that "stuff" she hates the part you love?