Natalie Portman has turned essayist to pen an article for US magazine Parade about how she has managed to stay sane in Hollywood.
The actress reveals moving around as a kid helped her come to terms with early success.
“I got really good at figuring out a situation and diving in. I was the cool new kid; I never doubted myself. Actually, I was probably kind of arrogant,” she reveals.
But Portman admits she didn’t handle her first brush with fame, in Leon – aka The Professional – particularly well.
She adds: “I might not have been that sensitive when I told people about it, and it came off as bragging. I was going to a small private school, and the other kids completely turned against me. No one would talk to me. I was so miserable that I had to change schools. It made me think about how what I say affects other people, and I corrected my bravado.”
The Star Wars actress’ piece will run in this weekend’s supplement.
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