She is set to portray an astronaut returning to Earth after a gruelling mission in space in her upcoming film Lucy In The Sky.
And Natalie Portman has now revealed she refuses to play the role of a mum as it simply feels ‘weird’ to be a parent to another child in her latest interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK.
The Oscar-winning actress, 38, who put on a fierce display on the front cover of the fashion magazine’s September issue, told the publication: ‘It just feel weird if I’m at work pretending to be a mom to some kid who’s not my kid.
Fashion spread: Natalie Portman is the cover star of Harper’s Bazaar UK’ s September issue
‘So I’ve been trying out wild experiences like being an astronaut or a pop star.’
The actress, who broke into the film industry at the tender age of 13, looked as radiant as ever as she put on a daring display of unique outfits including a floor sweeping golden polka dot dress.
In another snap the star oozed power and confidence as she lay on the ground in a daring blood red strapless dress that cinched in at her svelte waist.
With her caramel locks swept back from her face, the star completed her look with a a pair of silver earrings and red nail polish.
Sensational: The actress looked as radiant as ever as she put on a daring display of unique outfits including a floor sweeping golden polka dot dress
During her interview, the actress spoke candidly about the constant fight against being being judged for her looks as a woman.
She said: ‘As a woman, you are constantly fighting against only being valued for your looks, because it becomes a very tenuous thing, to be defined by the gaze of others, the opinion of others.
‘And beauty is, by definition, ephemeral, it’s a thing that that you can’t trap in time, it’s a butterfly, it lives for a second. So to make a lifetime worthwhile and have meaning cannot rest on beauty.’
Natalie, who made her film debut in The Professional in 1994, has since gone on to play the iconic role of the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie and win an Oscar for her captivating performance in Black Swan.
Radiant: The Oscar-winning actress put on a fierce one-woman show as she took to the front cover of the fashion magazine’s September issue
Alongside establishing herself within the Hollywood industry, Natalie discussed coming to an understanding with her anger as a woman.
She continued: ‘We’ve been socialised to believe that we’re not feeling angry – we’re feeling sad, we’re feeling upset.
‘And when I realised that, there was a sudden shift in my mind, and I thought,”Oh my God, all those times when I would burst into tears, I was actually angry!” I just didn’t know how to express it!’
In addition to Natalie’s latest film, which is produced by Reese Witherspoon, this month it was revealed the actress would be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Thor: Love And Thunder to portray a female version of the God.
Star: During her interview, the actress spoke candidly about the constant fight against being being judged for her looks as a woman
The powerful role comes more than a year after the Time Up movement called for a change in the way actresses were treated within the film industry.
Speaking about movement Natalie said: ‘I’ve been so inspired by the many women I’ve met through Time’s Up – like Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera and Kerry Washington – who are doing such impressive creative work, producing, acting, directing and taking such good care of their families.
‘They are inspiring activists and also great friends. Whenever I think I have too much to handle, I see what they’re doing and know I can do more.’
Natalie’s cover shoot comes as she becomes the face of the high brand beauty brand Miss Dior.
She continued: ‘It’s incredible. Because Catherine Dior was someone of enormous idealism, of enormous courage, of enormous independence. It was these inner qualities that inspired Christian Dior; and that’s what I aspire to, in my own life.’
When asked about what it was like to have Maria Grazia Chiuri being appointed as Dior’s first female artistic director the star added: It’s wonderful to have a woman designing for other women, someone who understands us, and knows that maybe we might want to wear a T-shirt with a skirt and flats, or pockets in our dresses.’
‘If a woman can’t breathe in her dress, what does that mean? It’s the most literal symbol of oppression that you could possibly have – it’s so political.’
The September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK is on sale from Friday 2 August 2019.
New Marvel film: This month it was revealed the actress would be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Thor: Love And Thunder to portray a female version of the God