Alma Har’el Sticks Up for Natalie Portman: ‘She Fought for Patty Jenkins, Lynne Ramsay’

Published on Feb 14, 2020

Alma Har’el Sticks Up for Natalie Portman: ‘She Fought for Patty Jenkins, Lynne Ramsay’

Filmmaker Alma Har’el has come to Natalie Portman’s defense after the Oscar-winning “Black Swan” actress received backlash for only starring in two feature films directed by women throughout her career, one of which was her feature directorial debut. Portman came under fire after the 2020 Oscars, in which she wore a Dior dress that featured the names of many women filmmakers who were snubbed in the Best Director category in favor of five male filmmakers. Portman’s dress spotlighted Greta Gerwig, Lorene Scafaria, Celine Sciamma, and “Honey Boy” director Har’el herself. Rose McGowan publicly slammed Portman for not practicing what she preaches.

“[This is the] kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media for its bravery. Brave? No, not by a long shot,” McGowan wrote on Facebook. “More like an actress acting the part of someone who cares. As so many of them do. I find Portman’s type

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Author: Zack Sharf